Jefferson County Schools HR director accused of having sex with student resigns

Brett William Kirkham, 39, was arrested Thursday in Tuscaloosa on charges of being a school employee and having sex with a student younger than 19. On Friday, Kirkham was booked into the Jefferson County Jail on the same charge.

Former Jefferson County Schools HR Director Brett Kirkham pleaded guilty to using a device to persuade a minor to engage in sex and possession of child porn on March 20.


Brett Kirkham, the HR director for Jefferson County schools, has offered his resignation after being arrested and charged with engaging in sex acts with a student and possession of child porn.

Kirkham's resignation was immediately accepted according to the Jefferson County Board of Education.

Jefferson County BOE says the meeting lasted less than a minute.

Though he has resigned, Kirkham will continue to be paid until September 30.

Kirkham was arrested on June 29 at his Tuscaloosa home.

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