KILLEN, Ala. (WAFF) - Update (February 25, 2020): The Lauderdale County Sheriff tells WAFF Ashton McCluskey turned herself in Wednesday afternoon.
Sheriff Rick Singleton says McCluskey bonded out of the Lauderdale County Jail Wednesday on a $50,000 bond.
According to our news partners at the Times Daily, she faces two felony charges of a school employee having sexual contact with a student under the age of 17.
Update: – Lauderdale County Sheriff, Special Agents with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) are investigating an alleged incident of sexual misconduct between a teacher and student at Brooks High School, in Killen, AL, according to a statement released by ALEA.
WAFF 48 is told this is an ongoing investigation.
Original: Lauderdale County Sheriff Rick Singleton said an alleged incident involving a Brooks High School teacher and a student has been turned over to the State Bureau of Investigation.
According to our news partners at the Times Daily, Lauderdale County Schools Superintendent Jerry Hill placed Ashton McCluskey on paid administrative leave last week pending the outcome of an investigation by school officials.
“The student is a family member of one of our employees, so for that reason the case was referred to the SBI for further investigation,” Singleton said.
McCluskey is a seventh-grade math teacher at the school.
This incident is under investigation. Stick with WAFF 48 for updates.
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