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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.

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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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