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Police Arrest Suspect in Murder of MPS Teacher

Montgomery police have charged a suspect in the November 18 death of Shai Hudson, 46, of Montgomery. Police identified Don Hayes, 37, of Montgomery as the suspect and charged him with Hudson’s murder. On November 18, police responded to the 1800 block of Gillespie Drive in reference to a found body. Police identified Hudson as the victim. The circumstances surrounding…

Macon East Academy Coach Charged with Sexual Contact with Student No Longer Employed by School

James Brantley, Jr./Source: Montgomery County Detention Facility Montgomery police have arrested and charged a Macon East Academy coach and teacher for having inappropriate contact with a student.  He is no longer with the school. Capt. Saba Coleman says 48-year-old James Brantley, Jr. has been charged with Sexual Contact with a Student under 19 years old. Brantley, Jr. also faces a…

Alabama High School Teacher Uses Stimulus Check to Pay Utility Bills for 3 of His Students’ Families

Donated $1,200 from their stimulus payment to help pay students’ utility bills.Courtesy: Kent Chambers via CNN Teacher Kent Chambers says he’s fortunate to still be able to work during the coronavirus pandemic, so when he and his wife received their stimulus payment, they decided to help people who haven’t been as lucky. Chambers has taught math at Bob Jones High…

Teacher Arrested for Road Rage

A high school teacher has been charged in two road rage incidents in Alabama. AL.com reports 23-year-old Amol Kaushal was arrested last Friday in connection with an Oct. 12 encounter and arrested Tuesday in connection with an Aug. 30 incident. He is charged with menacing in each incident. Hoover police Capt. Gregg Rector said the victim in the Aug. 30…

Study Ranks Alabama School Districts Based on Teacher Salary

A recent study performed by AL.com ranked Alabama school districts by salary. A detailed list of all the school systems can be found here, but on average teachers in Alabama earned $45,610/yr. It’s much lower than the national average teacher salary that comes in at $58,950/yr. Butler County schools came in a little below that average salary, with teachers in…

Alabama not the best state for teachers to work

Alabama teachers may not be in the best state. A recent study conducted by WalletHub compares the best and worst states for teachers to live and work. Alabama ranked 34 out of 51. The score was disappointing for teachers in Butler County. “I don’t feel like it’s accurately representative of… the teachers and the students in this state,” Greenville High…

Teachers in Need of Supplies Ahead of School Year

Summer is almost over and school is right around the corner for teachers and students. The first day for students to come back to school in Butler County is August 11th, but teachers have to come back to the classroom almost a week earlier on August 5th. It’s not so bad for the teachers though, because they’ve been preparing all…

AEA Files Lawsuit over Health Premium Increase

The Alabama Education Association has filed suit against the state teacher’s insurance board over what AEA attorneys say is a violation of the Open Meetings Act. AEA on Tuesday filed the suit, seeking to invalidate premium increases the Public Education Employees’ Health Insurance Program board voted on in April. The premiums are set to increase on October 1. Board members…

Teacher’s Aide Accused of Sex with Student

A Huntsville man who worked as a teacher’s aide at Falkville High School is accused of having sex with a 17-year-old student. Hartselle police say in a statement that 25-year-old David Thomas Solomon turned himself in to police Monday. He is charged with being a school employee engaging in a sex act of deviant sexual intercourse with a student. Police…

Alabama Teacher Charged with Sex with Student

PHENIX CITY, Ala. (AP) – An algebra teacher at Central High Freshman Academy in Phenix City has been accused of having sex with a student. Media outlets report 37-year-old Jeannie Shiver was arrested Wednesday for allegedly having sex with one of her students. Phenix City police say in a news release they were notified by the Phenix City Board of…