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Teacher resigns after admitting relationship with 12th grader

ALEXANDRIA, AL (WBRC) -

An Alexandria High School teacher who also worked as a coach has resigned, amid allegations he had an "inappropriate relationship" with a student.
 
Josh Lumpkin's resignation was accepted Tuesday afternoon, in an emergency meeting of the Calhoun County Board of Education.  
 
Superintendent Joe Dyar says school officials first heard the allegations Monday night, and when Alexandria principal Ronald Chambless confronted him about it the next day, he admitted it.  Dyar says Chambless told Lumpkin to turn in his keys, clean out his desk and leave campus.
 
Dyar says Lumpkin repeated his confession to him at the board's central office in Anniston, at which point Dyar requested, and received, his resignation.  
 
Lumpkin's Myspace page says he taught 9th grade world history and 11th grade American history, and that he coached Varsity football, 7th and 8th grade boys' basketball and B-team baseball.
 
Neither Dyar nor board attorney Robin Andrews would go into detail about the "inappropriate relationship" with the student, but did say the student was an 18 year old senior and that they notified local law enforcement and DHR about the situation, as required by law.  Dyar says he also plans to notify state superintendent Joe Morton.

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