Rich South High School Teen Suing Former Teacher Sarah Tolzien and School District 227

Rich South High School student ‘John Doe’ filed suit in Cook County Circuit Court on Tuesday against Rich Township High School Dirctrict 227 and his former teacher, Sarah L. Tolzien. The student is seeking at least $50,000 for ‘intentional infliction of severe emotional distress.’

The suit follows the arrest of Arlington Heights resident Sarah Tolzien, who was charged with felony sexual assault for two alleged sexual encounters in November 2008 when Sarah Tolzien was 24 years-old and the boy was 16. Tolzien resigned in December 2008 after being placed on administrative leave. Tolzien was a language arts teacher and coached the boys varsity cross-country team. The boy was a member of the team.