Hueytown special education teacher arrested for aggravated child abuse

Hueytown special education teacher arrested for aggravated child abuse

HUEYTOWN, AL (WBRC) - A Hueytown special education teacher was arrested last week on charges of aggravated child abuse, according to police.

A warrant was issued last week for Lisa Brown Edmonson in connection with an incident at Hueytown High School, Hueytown Police Chief Chuck Hagler confirmed on Tuesday.

Edmonson has since bonded out of jail. The police chief did not release any other information about the case.

The Jeffesron County School Board issued the following statement just before 5 p.m. on Tuesday:

Jefferson County School Superintendent Craig Pouncey has confirmed that on October 9, 2015, Ms. Lisa Edmonson, a teacher at Hueytown High School, was placed on indefinite administrative leave pending the outcome of an internal investigation into allegations of improper classroom conduct. Dr. Pouncey noted that the Board will continue to cooperate with law enforcement and other governmental agencies in their separate investigations of the alleged misconduct. Dr. Pouncey has asked the Board's attorneys and human resources staff to complete their review as quickly as possible so that appropriate personnel decisions can be made without undue delay.

Edmonson was placed on indefinite administrative leave on Oct. 9, according to Jefferson County Schools Superintendent Craig Pouncey.

Hueytown Resident Pam Segars-Morris says she knows Edmonson and was shocked by the allegations. On our WBRC FOX6 News Facebook page, she's urging everyone to reserve judgement until all the facts come out.

Edmonson has been teaching special education for 28 years, according to her bio on the Hueytown High School website. She earned her bachelor's degree from Auburn and her master's degree from UAB.

"Two things: One, you are innocent till you are proven guilty. And two, the truth shall set you free," Segars-Morris said.

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