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Alabama High School Teacher Arrested For Relationship With Student


A former Russell County high school teacher Alabama has been arrested for inappropriate sexual behavior with a student.

According to the Russell County Sheriff’s Office, Jeremy Brock Bumgardner, 26, was arrested on Friday, May 5, and was charged with engaging in a sex act with a student and transmitting obscene material to a child.

Bumgardner was a history teacher and coach at Russell County High School in 2016 when the offense took place.


A local woman who wishes to remain anonymous says she is one of the parents who turned over evidence against Bumgardner. She says the suspect was a social studies teacher at Russell County High school and coached girls soccer.

She says she found Bumgardner had been using social media to send sexually suggestive images to her daughter. The woman also says she is aware Bumgardner also had similar relations with girls on the high school soccer team.

Russell County Sheriff Heath Taylor said investigators first became aware of the situation on May 1 and worked on it until the arrest was made May 5.

Bumgardner, who is no longer employed at the school, was given a $15,000 bond for the sex act with a student charge and a $5,000 bond for the transmitting obscene material to a child charge.

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