A now-former principal at a Blue Island elementary school has been arrested and charged related to the alleged sexual assault of a former student.
The principal has been identified as Sam Berrios.
An excerpt from the April 8, 2016 abc7chicago.com article (with video) titled “Sam Berrios, Blue Island principal, accused of student sexual assault“:
District 130 officials say they became aware of the allegations by a former student in January and placed Berrios on administrative leave. They contacted the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, and DCFS notified Blue Island Police.
Police arrested and charged Berrios earlier this week.
Another excerpt, from the nbcchicago.com article (with video) of April 8 titled “Suburban Elementary School Principal Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Child: School Officials“:
Berrios had been principal for seven years, and had submitted his resignation in December of 2015, effective at the end of the current school year. Details on the alleged assault were not immediately known, but the community is reeling from the news.
The investigation into this Chicago-area alleged child sexual assault continues.
Additional details regarding this alleged sexual assault can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the NBC Chicago and ABC7Chicago.com articles mentioned above.