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Dothan City Schools employee arrested for soliciting sex

Dothan Police investigators were notified of allegations against Burns, who works at Girard Middle School as a band director. He also works at Northview High School.

Posted: Mar 10, 2018 8:48 PM

DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) - A middle school band director in the Dothan City School system faces a charge related to the alleged solicitation of a sex act with a student.

The Dothan Eagle reports Phillip Burns, of Dothan, was arrested Friday on one misdemeanor count of school employee soliciting a sex act with a student under the age of 19.

Dothan Police investigators were notified of allegations against Burns, who works at Girard Middle School as a band director. He also works at Northview High School.

Police say Burns engaged in a sexually explicit conversation with a student via a social messaging app.

Schools Superintendent Phyllis Edwards says Burns has been placed on administrative leave pending a hearing.

Burns is being held at the Dothan City Jail. It's unknown if he has an attorney.

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Information from: The Dothan Eagle, http://www.dothaneagle.com

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3/10/2018 3:28:39 PM (GMT -6:00)

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