Former Russell County High teacher arrested for alleged sex acts with student

Jeremy Bumgardner (Russell County Sheriff's Office Investigation's Division)

RUSSELL COUNTY, Ala. — A former Russell County schools employee was arrested Friday for alleged sexual acts with a student.

The Russell County Sheriff’s Office says via Facebook Jeremy Brock Bumgardner faces charges for School Employee Engaging in a Sex Act with a Student and Transmitting Obscene Material to a Child.

A local woman who wishes to remain anonymous says she is one of the parents who turned over evidence against Bumgardner. She says the suspect was a social studies teacher at Russell County High school and coached girls soccer.

She says she found Bumgardner had been using social media to send sexually suggestive images to her daughter. The woman also says she is aware Bumgardner also had similar relations with girls on the high school soccer team.

At this time, the Russell County School District only confirms Bumgardner is no longer employed with the school district as of November 2016.

Watch the full news conference from Russell County Sheriff Heath Taylor below:


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