UNION COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) -- "We received information Monday evening about a instance that might have happened between a teacher and a student at Myrtle School," said Union County Sheriff Jimmy Edwards.
Adam Coleman was a baseball coach and algebra teacher at Myrtle Attendance Center.
Authorities arrested The 29-year-old teacher after an investigation was started by the Union County Sheriff's Department.
"Our office acted immediately on it and went to the school to begin our investigation. Adam Coleman was arrested Tuesday night at his home there in Myrtle and has been officially charged," said Edwards.
Coleman is charged with two counts of touching a child with lustful purposes and one count of enticement of a child.
According to the sheriff, there were a total of three alleged female victims.
"Well, when something is reported to the school, by law, it is supposed to be reported immediately to authorities, the sheriff's offices, and the Mississippi Board of Education and things of that nature. We learned of it Monday evening and went to work on it immediately and as result, it ended with him being charged formally today with those charges," added the sheriff.
WTVA reached out to the principle of Myrtle Attendance Center and was given no response.
We did get in contact with the superintendent and he deferred all questions the school district's attorney.
According to the sheriff, Coleman has resigned from his position.
His profile has already been removed from the school's website.