Suburban middle school teacher charged with sexual assault of a minor

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Briana Travis

Briana Travis

WAUKEGAN, Ill. -- A far north suburban middle school teacher is being held on $1 million bond, accused of having a sexual relationship with a minor.

Briana Travis, 33, of Mundelein was charged with three felony counts of criminal sexual assault.

Earlier this week, a concerned parent contacted the Waukegan Police Department about inappropriate texting between a Daniel Webster Middle School student and Travis.

Detectives interviewed her and say she admitted to another sexual relationship with a different student.

Police have not released the age of the student involved, but believe the relationship started late last spring and was still ongoing.

Parents whose students had Travis as a teacher are stunned.

"It's kind of disheartening. When you send your kids to school you feel they should be safe, male or female,"  said parent Richard Dupree.

"It's kind of scary to think to it's quite possible it's happened in the past," said parent Amy Bower.

Waukegan Public School District 60 officials say Travis has been placed on administrative leave.

Her next court date is Nov. 3.