Pocatello police have completed their investigation of allegations against a fired Weber High School assistant principal as he prepares for an appeal of his termination this week.
Lt. Paul Manning said the results of his department's probe of Jim Bell have been forwarded to the Bannock County Prosecutor's Office. Attorneys there are screening the case for likely charges, he said, or the possibility of no charges.
Prosecutors were not immediately available for comment last week.
Weber School District spokesman Nate Taggart said Bell's appeal hearing is scheduled for Friday.
The hearing can be like a small trial, with lawyers on either side and witnesses called to testify.
Bell was fired by the Weber School District on March 21 for unspecified allegations involving a female juvenile.
School officials said only that they turned over information involving Bell to law enforcement.
Bell first worked for 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.
He became an assistant principal there in 2006, then was named assistant principal at Weber in 2008.
North Ogden police issued a news release March 27 to say they were first contacted by a representative of Weber School District on March 7 and informed of an allegation involving a North Ogden man and a North Ogden female juvenile, releasing few other details.
The department turned the case over to the Pocatello force when it was determined the alleged incident in question took place in Pocatello, according to North Ogden Detective Paul Rhoades, department spokesman.