On Monday, August 7, 2023, the Alamance County Sheriff’s Office Special Victims Unit (SVU), began an investigation of a school administrator allegedly involved in misconduct with a student.

SVU Investigators conducted interviews and gathered evidence during the initial investigation. As a result of their discovery, Investigators arrested Assistant Southern Alamance Middle School Principal James Tyler Kelly. Mr. Kelly was taken into custody at a residence in High Point, NC by ACSO Investigators and the High Point Police Department. Mr. Kelly was transported to the Alamance County Detention Center.

Investigators determined the alleged misconduct did not occur on ABSS school property.

Mr. Kelly was previously Assistant Principal at Southern Alamance High School before being transferred to Southern Alamance Middle School in June.

This case remains under investigation.

Name:              James Tyler Kelly       W/M/39           Graham, N.C.

Charge:            1ct: Felony Sex Act With A Student

Bond:              $50,000 secured

James Tyler Kelly