A teacher’s aide in Illinois has been arrested and charged with several counts of criminal assault of a 16-year-old student at her home.
Elyse Snyder admitted to having consensual sex at least twice with the student in April. She’s been charged with three felony counts of aggravated criminal sexual assault, and two felony counts of criminal sexual abuse.
She was hired in January of 2015 as a full-time teacher’s aide at Willowbrook High School.
The school district says it contacted authorities after receiving information about the alleged inappropriate relationship.
“The school administration has created an environment, along with the staff, where people feel free to provide information when they sense something like this. As soon as they sensed it the administration got news, and because of the nature of it we were instructed through DuPage County, all the work we’ve done, and the Villa Park police, we contacted police immediately,” said Dr. Scott Helton, DuPage High School District 88 Superintendent.
She’s been placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.
She’s currently being held in the Will County Jail.