ELBA, Ala. (WDHN) — Former Elba High School employee, Martha Pope, has resigned her post after she was arrested earlier this week on sex crime charges with a minor.

Pope’s resignation comes during a special Elba City School Board Meeting that was called Thursday evening.

WDHN will have more details on the school board meeting and Pope’s resignation tonight on our 6 p.m. newscast.


ELBA, Ala. (WDHN) — The secretary to Elba High School has been arrested for engaging in a sex act with a student under 19 years of age.

Police arrested Martha Pope, 43, and charged her with being a school employee engaging in a sex act with a student. One source told WDHN News that the student was a 16-year-old boy.

Elba Superintendent Chris Moseley told WDHN News that Pope has been put on administrative leave with pay, while the case is under investigation.

WDHN News will be present at next Tuesday’s Elba City School Board Meeting where the board may discuss the allegation.

Pope was booked into the Coffee County Jail and released with a $5,000 bond.