GALESBURG — Nearly 22 months after being placed on administrative leave by the Abingdon-Avon District 276 School Board, Mark Rogers’ journey through the legal system has taken another twist.
District 276′s technology director has filed a civil lawsuit against the school board, former Superintendent Chad Willis, and forensic investigator Andrew Garrett of Garrett Discovery.
In the suit, Rogers and his attorneys from the Monmouth-based firm of Gullberg, Box, Worby & Rogers allege the board, Willis and Garrett violated the Illinois School Student Records Act, which led to his false arrest and imprisonment, and that they inflicted emotional distress.
Contacted Wednesday morning, Rogers declined to comment on his civil case. He is employed as District 276′s technology director.
Rogers’ civil suit comes on the heels of an October 2017 criminal trial in which three felony counts of eavesdropping were dropped.
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