Prosecutors in Pocatello, Idaho, have declined to file charges against former Weber High School assistant principal Jim Bell.
Bell was fired by the Weber School District in March for unspecified allegations involving a female juvenile.
The school district forwarded information to North Ogden police on allegations involving Bell and the female, both North Ogden residents. North Ogden police that same month turned the case over to Pocatello police when it was learned the suspected violation occurred in Pocatello.
The Pocatello department gave its investigative report to prosecutors in May.
On Tuesday morning, Pocatello police received a one sentence fax from the Bannock County Prosecutors Office that said simply the office would not be filing charges against Bell.
The fax said they declined to prosecute because "evidence was insufficient to prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt to a jury," said Lt. Paul Manning, spokesman for the Pocatello police department.
Manning said detectives put in a lot of time on the case, even visiting the alleged victim in her new residence out of state.
"It's tough to see it declined, but we have to abide by their decision," he said.
Police and school district officials have only released basic details, declining to specify the exact nature of the allegations.
Bannock County prosecutors have never returned phone calls about the case.
Bell appealed his firing during a daylong hearing July 6. No details of that hearing have emerged.
On Tuesday, Weber School District spokesman Nate Taggart had no comment on the outcome of the criminal investigation. Of the appeal, he would only say a decision is still pending.
"The action to terminate Mr. Bell was made before and independent of any police investigation," Taggart said. Asked whether district officials were waiting on the police investigation before making any decision on Bell's appeal, he said he did not know.
Manning said prosecutors had been waiting on a transcript of the July 6 appeal hearing before making their final decision.
The transcript, 8 inches thick, arrived last Thursday, he said.
Attempts to reach Bell for comment were not immediately successful.
The case became public when 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 the allegations.
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 High in 2008.