RBHS teacher on leave after lawsuit surfaces

RBHS teacher on leave after lawsuit surfaces

Dallas Till

Dallas Till, a veteran physical education teacher and coach at Riverside-Brookfield High School, has been put on paid administrative leave after school officials learned that he is being sued by a former student and girls basketball player at Elmwood Park High School, alleging that Till had a sexual relationship with her while she was in high school.

The former student, who is now 33 years old, claims in the civil lawsuit filed in Cook County Circuit Court that Till impregnated her in 2008 when she was 18 years old and then convinced her to get an abortion. After the abortion, the complaint alleges, Till dumped her and ended the relationship. The former student is identified in the suit as Jane Doe.

Although the lawsuit was filed on June 21, 2021, RBHS officials only learned of it in early July when the school received a subpoena from the plaintiff’s lawyers. RBHS Superintendent Kevin Skinkis had the school’s attorney review the lawsuit and brief the school board. After that Till was quickly placed on administrative leave and the school hired a teacher to fill in for him this year.

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