FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ala. (WAFF) - UPDATE: Jordan Benford was placed on administrative leave according to Franklin County Superintendent.
The Superintendent did not say if he was on paid leave or not.
ORIGINAL: A science teacher at Phil Campbell High School was arrested on Sunday night following allegations of sexual misconduct.
The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office said they received a complaint that a teacher was engaging in sexual relations with a 17 year old student.
Deputies tell WAFF they interviewed 28 year old Jerry Jordan Benford of Phil Campbell. Authorities said Benford was arrested Sunday evening and charged with sexual offense by a school employee.
This is an ongoing investigation. Stick with WAFF 48 News for updates.