Catholic high school official arrested for sexual abuse of student

Chicago Police officers arrested a suburban Catholic high school administrator after they say he sexually abused one of his students.

CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) - Chicago Police officers arrested a suburban Catholic high school administrator after they say he sexually abused one of his students.

Officials say the suspect is an assistant principal at Guerin College Prep in River Grove and the alleged incident did not happen at the school. 

The 34-year-old assistant principal was arrested Wednesday night, but no charges have been filed. He has been placed on administrative leave. 

According to a report, the official had inappropriate contact with a 17-year-old student on September 20 in the 2600 block of North Sayre Avenue, in Chicago's Galewood neighborhood

Families of students were notified of the incident via email:

The Archdiocese of Chicago is aware of the situation and can confirm that the situation was properly reported to [the Department of Children and Family Services]," the statement said. "We are monitoring the situation and will continue to cooperate with the civil authorities

About 400 students attend the school. 

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