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Russell County teacher accused of giving student porn

By Roslyn Giles

RUSSELL COUNTY, AL (WTVM) - A Russell County High School teacher has been charged with distributing obscene material to a minor. Abby Bundrick, English teacher and cheerleading coach, was recently arrested after the grand jury reviewed results of a four month investigation.

Sheriff Heath Taylor said his office received a complaint from someone at RCHS involving a potential case between Bundrick and a student in May.  "Certainly, we started an investigation. We interviewed all the parties involved," added Taylor.

Bundrick was placed on paid leave, pending an investigation, according to Mike Green, Superintendent of Russell County Schools.  "There were concerns about some actions she may have taken last year – something she may have done outside of school, so, that is why we placed her on paid leave," explained Green.

The extent of the relationship between Bundrick and the student is unclear.  Sources tell News Leader 9, the case stems from a trail of racy text messages and inappropriate pictures. 

The student's mother said they've moved on and didn't want to talk about the incident.  During a phone conversation with Bundrick, she stated, "I have no comment."

Bundrick bonded out of jail on a $5000 bond for the misdemeanor charge.  She's is scheduled to appear in court November 18th.

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