Bibb County High assistant coach charged with having sex with student

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A Bibb County High School assistant basketball coach is facing charges after being accused of having sex with a student.

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office began an investigation based on allegations of an inappropriate relationship between Jeremy Jermaine Russell and a student.

According to a statement from the Bibb County School System Superintendent’s Office, Russell was employed as a paraprofessional alongside serving as the assistant basketball coach at Bibb County High School.

Russell is charged with three counts of being a school employee engaging in sex with a student and was booked into the Bibb County Jail Sept. 18.

The superintendent’s office said Russell gave the board a letter of resignation, which was accepted.

Read the full superintendent’s office statement below:

September 19, 2023

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Department began an investigation at Bibb County High School based on allegations of an inappropriate relationship, including sexual contact, between a student and a school board employee.

Following their investigation, Jeremy Russell was arrested on Monday, September 18 on the charge.  Mr. Russell was employed as a Paraprofessional and also served as an Assistant Basketball Coach at Bibb County High School.

The Bibb County School System will continue to cooperate fully with law enforcement on this matter. A letter of resignation has been received from Mr. Russell and accepted by the Board of Education.

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