Elmore County Schools releases statement after teacher, coach arrested on obscene material charge

Published: Jan. 25, 2022 at 4:48 PM CST|Updated: Jan. 26, 2022 at 11:07 AM CST
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ELMORE COUNTY, Ala. (WSFA) - An Elmore County Public Schools employee has been arrested and charged with school employee distributing obscene material to a student, according to Elmore County Sheriff Bill Franklin.

Emmanuel Andre Wilson II, 32, of Montgomery, is employed as a teacher at ECS’s Virtual School. He was coaching Holtville Middle School JV Boys Basketball and was an assistant coach for JV Football. He also coached Varsity Boys Basketball at Holtville High School and was the Head Track Coach, according to the system.

Wilson began his position at Holtville in 2018, according to his online school biography page.

WSFA 12 News reached out to ECS administrators in an effort to determine Wilson’s employment status following his arrest. The school system issued the following statement:

“The Elmore County Board of Education and its administration are fully cooperating with the Sheriff’s office in their investigation. As of January 13, 2022 the employee was placed on administrative leave and is not working on the school campus. The District is not at liberty to comment further. This matter involves an ongoing investigation and any additional information about this matter will be released by law enforcement. Thank you.”

Details regarding the investigation are limited, but Franklin could confirm it involves a female juvenile middle school student. The investigation started when Wilson’s phone was taken to perform forensic analysis.

According to Franklin, “Mr. Wilson made comments regarding his phone. It was taken and there’s been certain aspects of that phone that have been uncovered that will not be beneficial towards his plight to prove his innocence.”

Franklin said a warrant for Wilson’s arrest was filed on Jan. 18 and that he surrendered at the Elmore County Jail on Tuesday. He has since been released on a $6,000 bond.

In addition to his work in Elmore County, Wilson’s bio indicates he has previously worked as a paraprofessional at Garrett Elementary School in Montgomery and as a special education teacher at Brantley Elementary School in Selma.

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