On Wednesday, officials confirmed a Covington teacher is under investigation by local law enforcement and has been suspended without pay.
“The Tipton County Sheriff’s Office can confirm that Alissa McCommon is currently under investigation by our office,” said Sheriff Shannon Beasley. “We would like to point out that this is a joint investigation with the Covington Police Department and the 25th Judicial District Attorney General’s Office.
“We can also confirm that the investigation is in relation to allegations of inappropriate conduct between Mrs. McCommon and persons under the age of 18. At this time, we are unable to make any further comments about the ongoing investigation.”
Tipton County Director of Schools Dr. John Combs said McCommon has been suspended without pay.
“A parent brought forth allegations of misconduct on the morning of Thursday, Aug. 24, and the teacher was suspended without pay later that same morning pending the outcome of the investigation,” Combs said. “We are currently working with law enforcement and awaiting further details from them and the DA’s office.”
McCommon was employed with Crestview Elementary for several years but moved to Charger Academy this school year. Her bio was removed from the school’s website on Friday, Sept. 1.
McCommon has not yet been charged.
This is an ongoing story. The Leader will provide additional updates as they become available.
Both agencies are still working to identify any potential victims. If anyone has information in regards to this investigation, please contact the Covington Police Department or Tipton County Sheriff’s Office.