WPHS coach on paid administrative leave amid allegations of inappropriate conduct with a student

West Point High School

WEST POINT – A West Point High School coach and teacher was placed on paid administrative leave late last week following what school officials said at the time were "rumors" of alleged inappropriate conduct with a student.

As of Thursday evening, Cullman County Schools Superintendent Shane Barnette said that AJ Lamar is still on paid administrative leave while the investigation continues.

"After reports of inappropriate behavior, I made the decision to place Mr. Lamar on paid administrative leave while the reports were being investigated," said Barnette. "As of today, he is still on paid administrative leave and has not been terminated." 

The Tribune is not releasing the name of the student who is allegedly involved as she is a minor and this is an ongoing investigation.

More details will be released as they are made available by the Cullman County Board of Education.

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