Leeds police arrested a Leeds School System teacher Friday on charges related to explicit text messages sent to a student.
According to a release from Police Chief Byron Jackson, 32-year-old Curtis Lloyd, of Birmingham, was arrested on a misdemeanor charge of School Employee Having Sexual Contact With A Student Under the Age of 19. Lloyd was released after he posted a $6,000 bond.
The release said Lloyd sent “sexually explicit texts to a student; however there is no indication of physical contact.”
Leeds Superintendent John Moore said Monday that Lloyd was placed on administrative leave on Aug. 9.
“On that day, I received information for the first time from the Leeds Police Department that Mr. Lloyd was the subject of a criminal investigation,” Moore said. “The nature of the investigation deals with inappropriate contact with a student at Leeds High School.
“My office is cooperating with the Leeds Police Department in this matter. We always take the safety and security of our students very seriously.”
Jackson said his investigation “was conducted with the full support and cooperation of the Leeds School System.”
The investigation into the matter is ongoing.