Police in Pocatello, Idaho, are winding up their investigation of former Weber High School Assistant Principal Jim Bell.
Bell was fired by the Weber School District on March 21 for unspecified allegations involving a female juvenile, school officials only saying they turned over information involving Bell to law enforcement.
Lt. Paul Manning, public information officer for the Pocatello department, said Monday the detective division's findings would be turned over to prosecutors on Tuesday or Wednesday.
"I think it is at least safe to say that this week the report will be submitted to the Bannock County Prosecutor's office for their review and determination of what, if any, charges will be filed," Manning said.
"The prosecutor's office will sometimes take a few weeks to make a determination due to their heavy caseload."
Manning said a final interview with the victim was completed last week. Investigators were waiting to hear from Bell's attorney, he said, before forwarding the case to prosecutors.
Bell has appealed his firing to the school district.
District spokesman Nate Taggart said a hearing date has not yet been set, but will likely take place in June.
A hearing officer, likely a professional mediator, will be selected who is agreeable to all parties, he said.
Taggart said Bell began with the district in 1997 as a school counselor at Wahlquist Junior High School. He took the same post at Roy High School in 1999 before landing a job in the principal's office at Fremont High School in 2004, becoming an assistant principal there in 2006.
Bell was named assistant principal at Weber in 2008.
The North Ogden Police Department was initially contacted by a representative of the school district March 7 and informed of an allegation involving a man and a female juvenile.
North Ogden police released few details except to say both the girl and the man were North Ogden residents.
The department turned the case over to the Pocatello force when it was determined the alleged incident in question took place in Pocatello, said North Ogden Detective Paul Rhoades, department spokesman.