Former Teacher, Coach Arrested For Sexual Contact With A Student

May 30, 2017

A former teacher and coach has been arrested for having sexual contact with a student.

Jason Paul Blaney, age 38 of 4884 Highway 4 in Jay, was employed by the Escambia County (AL) Board of Education as a math teacher, volleyball coach and softball coach at W.S. Neal High School in East Brewton.

Blaney’s May 26 arrest stemmed from a complaint received on March 30, 2017, by the Sheriff’s Office. He was released from the Escambia County Detention Center in Brewton on a  $10,000 bond.

The case is still under investigation at this time and possible further charges may be pending. The case has been turned over to the District Attorney’s office.

Blaney was hired a W.S. Neal in 2009 after leaving Milton High School, to teach math and coach volleyball. He became softball head coach in February 2016. He resigned his teaching and coaching positions on April 12.


6 Responses to “Former Teacher, Coach Arrested For Sexual Contact With A Student”

  1. chris on May 31st, 2017 9:00 pm

    “Swift punishment by the public.” So, we should abolish due process?

  2. Gary on May 31st, 2017 4:15 pm

    Lock him up and keep him locked up.

  3. Matchbox on May 30th, 2017 8:11 pm


  4. anne 1of2 on May 30th, 2017 7:44 pm

    I would have an assembly the first of the year with mandatory attendance by students and faculty. These kids have to be on a buddy system to insure teachers and coaches are never alone with them. For a private discussion they can make an appointment with the parent to be there.
    This keeps happening because we are living in the past where there was swift punishment by the public. Now we makey-nicey, and children are paying for it.

  5. Mary on May 30th, 2017 5:13 pm

    Well, Chris in Molino…..what is your theory?

  6. Chris in Molino on May 30th, 2017 3:40 pm

    Go ahead, somebody say it, “Why does this keep happening ?”
    Think about it.

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