Crossville teacher under investigation

Crossville teacher under investigation

CROSSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - A Crossville teacher is currently under investigation. School officials aren't saying what it concerns but do say the sheriff's department is involved.

The teacher in question is Billy Jones, a math instructor at Crossville High School. He's now on paid leave, according to school superintendent Hugh Taylor.

School officials said Jones wasn't at work Monday but was relieved of his duties when he arrived at Crossville High on Tuesday.

Taylor said they're working closely with the sheriff's department on this investigation.

Jones is new to this area of DeKalb County. He comes from Fyffe, where he's had issues there while serving as the Summer Recreation League director. Fyffe Mayor Paul Cagle said Jones wasn't fired, but his contract wasn't renewed in October.

Officials with the Fort Payne Rec League said Jones was banned from their facilities after he reportedly punched a parent during a dispute at the Fort Payne facility last year. The parent was reportedly involved with Jones' team.

This latest incident that's under investigation has caught Crossville parents by surprise.

"I'd like to know what's going on," said grandparent Bruce Ramer.

Calls to DeKalb County Sheriff Jimmy Harris were not returned.

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