Monday Dec 9
Vina community gathers to discuss recent teacher arrests
Monday's town-hall meeting was set to discuss recent teacher arrests for sex with students and how to prevent it from happening again.
Vina school leaders hold community meeting
School leaders in Franklin County are planning to meet with parents after the arrests of two Vina coaches, both accused of having sex with female students.
Coaches accused of sex with students suspended with pay
Franklin County School officials said a coach arrested for having sex with a student has been suspended with pay pending the outcome of an investigation.
The Montgomery Advertiser
2 teachers at same Alabama school charged with sex crimes
<![CDATA[VINA, Ala. (AP) -- A second teacher from a north Alabama high school is facing charges of having sex with a student. Franklin County authorities say Vina High School teacher Brian Scott Keeton of Carbon Hill is charged with having sex with a student under 19. The 38-year-old is a math teacher and boys' basketball coach. Last week, former Vina girls' basketball coach Sonny Tibbs was arrested on charges of sex with a 17-year-old student. Franklin County Sheriff Shannon Oliver says the cases involve two different girls. The sheriff says the investigation of Tibbs resulted in authorities getting calls about Keeton. Both coaches are suspended with pay. Court records don't show if either man has a lawyer. Oliver says the arrests are a very sad situation for the community and the school.