APD SWAT team arrests teacher in domestic raid

ALBANY -- An elementary school teacher took his girlfriend hostage at their 608 Moultrie Road apartment at approximately 11 p.m. Monday, an Albany Police Department report stated.

Michael Jackson, 39, was charged with false imprisonment and released from Dougherty County Jail before 3 p.m. Tuesday after posting $9,500 bail, a jail spokeswoman said.

"The neighbors heard screams and called the police," said Phyllis Banks police spokeswoman. "Jackson was inebriated and had no weapon. No one was injured in the incident."

Neither Jackson nor his girlfriend, Jasmine Boyd, 55, could be reached for comment by phone Tuesday.

Because Jackson is a teacher at West Town Elementary School, his actions and arrest will be reviewed by Dougherty County School System authorities, said R.D. Harter, school system spokesman.

"Jackson was not in school today. He will have 24 hours to contact his superiors about his arrest. We have procedures to mandate what action can be taken," Harter said. "His work situation will depend on what his actions were. Holding someone against their will is not acceptable. Our first course of action is to always protect the children."

Carlos Keith, deputy superintendent of schools, will be in charge of reviewing Jackson's behavior and arrest, Harter said.