Teacher Pleads Guilty To Changing Students’ Grades

WAUKEGAN, Ill. (STMW) –– The former Antioch High School teacher accused of changing student grades has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor computer tampering, the News-Sun is reporting.

Sara Glashagel, 27, of Elk Grove Village, will serve a year’s probation and must perform 80 hours of community service. She is not to have contact with the high school, but is allowed to attend football events.

Glashagel, wife of the school’s head football coach Brian Glashagel, was accused of changing the grades of several students, most of whom were athletes.

The special education teacher was placed on administrative leave after her arrest in December and resigned shortly after.

Investigators found Sara Glashagel gained unauthorized access to the Antioch High School computer database and changed the grades of 64 students, including 41 football players.

Authorities said she admitted she targeted students who were on the athletic ineligibility list.

She could have spent up to a year in jail.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2012. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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