Football coach’s wife accused of inflating players’ grades
SUN-TIMES MEDIA November 22, 2011 1:26AM
Updated: December 23, 2011 8:22AM
An Antioch Community High School teacher is accused of tampering with the school’s computers and changing the grades of dozens of students.
Sara Glashagel, 27, of Elk Grove Village was charged Friday with computer tampering, officials said. She was released on $1,000 bond.
WMAQ-TV reported that Glashagel is an English teacher and the wife of the school’s head football coach, Brian Glashagel.
Investigators determined that on five separate occasions Glashagel gained unauthorized access to the school’s computer database and on each occasion changed numerous students’ grades.
Glashagel is accused of changing the grades of 64 students, including 41 football players, WMAQ-TV reported.
Police said she inflated 240 grades over a weeklong period in September, the station added.
Authorities said Glashagel admitted she targeted students who were on the athletic ineligibility list.
On Sept. 28, school officials called police to investigate the possibility that the school’s computer database was being compromised. A teacher had notified school officials that several students’ grades had been changed. After a lengthy investigation, police arrested Glashagel, officials said.
She is scheduled to appear in Lake County Court on Dec. 9.
Contributing: Frank Abderholden