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Vina teacher resigns ahead of school board meeting

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Keeton is accused of inappropriate contact with a female student. Keeton is accused of inappropriate contact with a female student.
VINA, AL (WAFF) -

Two teachers accused of inappropriate contact with students are no longer employed by the school district.

One of the two Vina High School teachers accused of having sex with a student has resigned, hours before the school board was to determine his status at a scheduled meeting.

Brian Keeton handed in his resignation Tuesday. He had been on leave from Vina High School pending the results of an investigation into allegations he had inappropriate sexual contact with a female student.

Keeton's continued employment with the school was to be a topic of discussion at Tuesday night's school board meeting, at which the superintendent was to recommend the teacher's termination.

A second teacher arrested in November, Sonny Tibbs, resigned from Vina last month on similar allegations. Tibbs has since confessed to the allegations.

Both cases are still under investigation by the Franklin County Sheriff's Department and the District Attorney's Office.

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