On 02/08/2023, the Opelika Police Department was notified by Opelika City Schools Administration regarding an incident that had occurred involving an Opelika High School student and faculty member. Detectives began an investigation which led to the suspect, 37-year-old Montre Learius Battle of Cusseta, AL, being placed on administrative leave.
On 02/16/2023, Battle was arrested on a charge of a school employee soliciting a sex act with a student under the age of 19, which is a Class A misdemeanor. This case remains under investigation by the Opelika Police Department.
If you have any information, please contact the Opelika Police Department Detective Division at (334) 705-5220 or the Secret Witness Hotline at (334) 745-8665. Tips can be submitted through our Opelika Police Mobile App. You may wish to remain anonymous.