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HIGHLAND, Ill. (KSDK) – The Illinois State Board of Education is investigating allegations that a Highland Community Unit School District No. 5 teacher helped students cheat on their ISAT tests, according to a news release from the district.

Authorities are interviewing both students and staff members to determine whether the accusations are founded. The accused teacher was not identified.

The district said in a news release that it will not further comment on the investigation until its results are available.

If the assessment division believes foul play was involved, authorities will send the case to ISBE's educator licensure division to determine whether the teacher should keep his or her job.

No additional information was immediately available.

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