Former NCLS staff member sentenced to jail for contempt of court

BEDFORD – A former North Lawrence Community School staff member is behind bars after violating a court order.

Lawrence County Superior Court Judge John Plummer II sentenced 39-year-old Grant Gibson to 20 days in jail on a contempt of court charge.

On Friday, September 22, 2023, North Lawrence Community Schools received a report concerning a Bedford Middle School support staff member sending inappropriate photographs to BMS students.

Grant Gibson

NLCS immediately removed Gibson from the school grounds and reported the incident to local law enforcement. The district no longer employs Gibson.

Bedford Police officers arrested then 39-year-old Grant Gibson on October 2, 2023, on charges of providing obscene material to minors and official misconduct.

Because this matter involves students and personnel, NLCS is legally limited on the information the district can share publicly.

“Please understand that the safety of our students is always a top priority. We appreciate your patience and trust as we address this matter appropriately,” Superintendent Kevin Yancey said in a press release.

Gibson pleaded not guilty to the crime. He is scheduled for a pretrial conference in Lawrence County Superior Court I on May 22, 2024, at 9:00 a.m. A jury trial is scheduled for October 10, 2024.