Jefferson County School HR Director arrested, charged with Sex Act with Student

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — UPDATE: Kirkham arrested Thursday morning. He has multiple charges, including possession of child porn.

ORIGINAL: Jefferson County School System Superintendent Craig Pouncey’s office says one of its employees is under investigation.

Pouncey tells CBS42 that Human Resources Director Brett Kirkham was placed on paid administrative leave Wednesday morning. He says the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office assisted the Hueytown PD in issuing a search warrant against Kirkham.

He would not give any details on what investigators were looking for.

Kirkham has been with the Jefferson County School System since 2000. He previously served as principal for Hueytown Middle School, before moving to the central staff in 2012.

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