Former school employee charged with sex act with student

Published 7:52 pm Thursday, December 9, 2021

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A former school employee was charged today with one count of engaging in a sex act with a student, according to the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office.


Sheriff Heath Jackson said Kelsie Johnson was taken into custody on Dec. 9, less than a month after an investigation began into the allegation.

“On Nov. 15, 2021, investigators with the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office began an investigation involving Kelsie Johnson after receiving a formal complaint of an inappropriate relationship with a student,” Jackson said. “At the time of the complaint, Johnson was acting as a sports trainer who was on loan from another school system. Johnson was assisting Flomaton High School with (its) student athletes. During the investigation, Johnson was removed from her position at Flomaton High School after the formal complaint was made.”

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Jackson said after the completion of the investigation, it was determined that Johnson had participated in a sexual encounter with a student under the age of 19 and her position as a trainer assigned to the school violated Alabama State Law.

Johnson was booked into the Escambia County Detention Center with no bond.

Johnson will have a bond hearing tomorrow, Dec. 10, 2021 at the Escambia County Courthouse in Brewton.