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Illinois high school teacher gets cyberstalking charge

HIGHLAND PARK – An Illinois high school substitute teacher who was recently fired from his job has been charged with cyberstalking.

WMAQ-TV reported 40-year-old Steven Habay is facing one felony charge of cyberstalking and a misdemeanor charge of harassment using an electronic device.

Highland Park police say Habay worked at a local high school and was fired on Wednesday after an internal personnel investigation. He was then denied access to the school and its computer. Police say he then started posting “disparaging rants” online, which prompted the criminal investigation.

The man was arrested Friday afternoon at his parents’ home, where he lives.

He is being held in jail on $15,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on June 9.

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