May 22, 2019
From the TCSS Office of the Superintendent
Collins-Riverside Parents and Families,
We have learned that Mr. Kenneth Pierce, a CRMS teacher, has been arrested. The charges facing Mr. Pierce include inappropriate communication with a juvenile.
The accusations against Mr. Pierce were reported to law enforcement, not to school officials. The Tuscaloosa County School System learned of the arrest only after Mr. Pierce was taken into law enforcement custody. Although I know very few details about the law enforcement investigation at this point, I have spoken with administrators who have worked with Mr. Pierce. They assure me there have never been any reports to the school of inappropriate contact between Mr. Pierce and students.