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Former CMSD choir director indicted for child exploitation


Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson



Sarah Fowler



The former choral director and public relations officer for the Columbus Municipal School has been indicted for exploitation of a child. 


Michael Jackson, 31, was indicted by a grand jury on July 28. He was arraigned in Lowndes County Circuit Court Thursday.  


Jackson was arrested in February after he allegedly sent sexually explicit messages via text and social media to a 17-year-old student, according to investigators. Jackson taught music at Columbus Middle and Columbus High School. He lost his job with CMSD following the allegations.  


Jackson's trial date is set for Nov. 12. He is being represented by Christopher Kitchens. 


He received a $10,000 bond. 


Jackson could not be reached for comment.


Sarah Fowler covered crime, education and community related events for The Dispatch.



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