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Leslie Gillespie biography: 10 things about English teacher from Hillsboro, Alabama

Leslie C. Buttram Gillespie was a white woman from Alabama, United States also known as Leslie C. Shaw. Here are 10 more things about her:

Leslie C. Buttram Gillespie (©Lawrence County Sheriff's Office)
Leslie C. Buttram Gillespie (©Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office)
  1. She lived in Hillsboro, Lawrence County, Alabama. (a)
  2. Aside from Hillsboro, she also lived in other parts of Alabama including Trinity and Decatur. (b)
  3. She attended East Lawrence High School in Trinity. She represented the school at the practical government workshop Girl’s State at Huntingdon College in Montgomery, Alabama from June 12-17, 1994. (c)
  4. On February 13, 2001, she and Stacey Barry Gillespie got married. (c)
  5. On January 7, 2011, her father Michael Wayne Buttram died at Decatur General Hospital in Decatur, Morgan County, Alabama. He was 53. (d)
  6. From 2013 to 2019, she worked at Hazlewood Elementary School in Town Creek, Lawrence County. (c)
  7. In August 2019, she started working as an English teacher at R.A. Hubbard High School in North Courtland, Lawrence County. She was R.A. Hubbard High School’s 2019 Teacher of the Year. (a)(c)(e)
  8. She was accused of engaging in a sex act with two male R.A. Hubbard School students aged 15 and 16 in her classroom after school hours in September 2020. (a)
  9. Shortly after 4:00 p.m. on May 27, 2021, the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office arrested her. She was charged with second-degree rape, second-degree sodomy and being a school employee engaging in a sex act with a student under the age of 19. She was released on $60,000 bail. (a)
  10. On May 29, 2021, she died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot in her home in Hillsboro. She was 44. (a)


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