Former Vina Coach Charged with Having Sexual Relationship with Student
FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Franklin County Sheriff Shannon Oliver said a former Vina High School girls’ basketball coach was arrested Friday and charged with having sex with a high school student.
Investigators arrested 35-year-old Sonny Tibbs at his home in Hamilton on Friday afternoon. They say Tibbs had a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old high school student.
According to Sheriff Oliver, Tibbs confessed to the relationship to investigators.
Tibbs is currently employed at Vina Elementary school as a P.E. teacher.
He is charged with three counts of a school employee having sexual intercourse with a student under 19.
He was a Vina High School teacher for 9 years.