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No charges in ETHS locker thefts case

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Evanston police say at least four victims in a rash of locker theft incidents at Evanston Township High School have been interviewed by detectives.

But Cmdr. Joseph Dugan says that though the victims and their parents met with juvenile detectives at the police station this week, none of the victims were willing to testify in court.

So, Dugan says, police have been unable to file charges against the school employee who was captured on videotape allegedly removing objects from student lockers.

Meanwhile, Superintendent Eric Witherspoon this afternoon issued a statement saying he is "prohibiited from commenting on specifics" regarding the possible "inappropriate behavior" by an employee.

Witherspoon, though, said the school is cooperating fully with the police department and has "responded to the personnel matter accordingly."

He also said the school has issued a revised process for handling reports of lost or stolen items.

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