Phil Campbell teacher faces sexual misconduct charge allegedly involving high school student

Phil Campbell teacher facing sexual misconduct charge

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.

Jordan Benford
Jordan Benford (Source: Phil Campbell High School)

This is an ongoing investigation. Stick with WAFF 48 News for updates.

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