Harmon Acker to be reinstated as bus driver

Published 4:12 pm Friday, February 10, 2012


A Shelby County School System bus driver who was arrested on Feb. 4 and charged with criminal trespassing will be reinstated to his job on Feb. 13 after he was placed on paid leave for about a week.

Harmon D. Acker

Harmon Acker was placed on paid leave on Feb. 6 while the Shelby County School System investigated the circumstances leading up to his arrest.

Acker was arrested after Alabaster police received a call about a burglary in progress at THS. According to an Alabaster police press release, a witness notified officers a man was trying to make entry into the school through a window.

Harmon Acker was then taken into custody without incident. Alabaster police said evidence at the scene indicated Harmon Acker had entered the school before he was taken into custody.

According to a Shelby County Schools press release, Acker said he entered the school to get a “personal item.”

“Mr. Acker stated that he entered the school to retrieve a personal item, which school officials were able to confirm,” read the press release.

Acker was released from the Alabaster Jail the same day of his arrest after he posted a $500 bond. His charges are still pending in the Alabaster Municipal Court.

Harmon Acker is the brother of Daniel Acker Jr., who was arrested in January and has been charged with six counts of sexual abuse. Harmon Acker also is the son of Shelby County Commissioner Daniel Acker Sr.