Local Teacher Charged with Endangering the Welfare of a Child
Authorities arrest a Cleburne County High School substitute teacher on three counts of endangering the welfare of a child. According to Heflin Police Chief AJ Benefield, 39-year-old Jennie Sue Jackson is accused of standing by and watching three students strike an autistic student with a belt and threaten that student with a chair and doing nothing. Jackson was transferred to the Cleburne County Jail on $18,000 bond. The three students accused of striking the autistic student were arrested last night and taken to the Coosa Valley Detention Center. The three teens arrested are 17, 16, and 15 years old. Two of the three juveniles are charged with menacing and harassment and one is charged only with harassment.