ANNISTON, Ala. — An Anniston High School teacher is in custody, accused of a sexual offense involving a student.

Authorities say Shedrick Barnard Long turned himself into police Friday. He’s being held in the Calhoun County Jail. Jail records don’t show if he has an attorney.

WBRC-TV reports the county district attorney’s office issued warrants Thursday against Long for second-degree sexual abuse and a school employee having sexual contact with a student under the age of 19.

Anniston Superintendent Darren Douthitt says Long is on administrative leave.

Before working as a teacher, Long worked for Anniston Police and as the chief of the Talladega College Police Department until three years ago.

At Anniston High, he taught public services, criminal justice, safety, and was chair of the career tech development wing at the school.

Information from: WBRC-TV,