District 50 fires employee accused of shoving child to ground

  • Peggy Bora

    Peggy Bora

Updated 4/26/2016 8:56 PM

Woodland Elementary District 50 board members have fired an employee accused of shoving a child to the ground.

The Gurnee-based District 50 board voted 7-0 in favor of Bora's dismissal as part of nine other items on the evening's agenda. The elected officials did not comment about Bora before or after the vote.


Bora was listed as a playground supervisor at the school on Gages Lake Road in unincorporated Lake County. She was not at the school board meeting.

Lake County sheriff's police said Bora, 45, who lives in an unincorporated area near Gurnee, was charged with four counts of aggravated battery in connection with her actions involving the 8-year-old student. She's free on 10 percent of a $50,000 bail before her scheduled appearance May 11 in Lake County circuit court.

Authorities said Bora pushed the second-grader to the ground in two separate instances at the school April 4. Police characterized Bora as a lunchtime worker at Woodland Elementary West.

Bora pushed the pupil's head into the ground once and caused an unspecified injury, according to police. Authorities announced the charges against Bora on April 21.

Woodland officials said Bora was immediately removed from the building and placed on leave. The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services also was notified of the accusations against Bora.

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