A science teacher at McKinley Technology High School in Northeast D.C. was arrested Friday and charged with production of child pornography.
Police say 29-year-old John Solano allegedly sent and received explicit photos of himself to and from male high school students electronically.
D.C. Public Schools say Solano was immediately put on administrative leave.
Statement from D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson and McKinley Technology High School Principal David Pinder:
"This afternoon a teacher was arrested at McKinley Technology High School. The teacher was immediately put on administrative leave. We are working closely with MPD and other law enforcement to ensure that the right steps are being taken to support our students and keep them safe.
"We are deeply unsettled about this incident. Student safety is our top priority. We are taking the appropriate measures to help support our students through this difficult time. We will continue to work with MPD and we will provide additional pertinent communications to our parents and school community. All questions related to the specifics of this case should be directed to MPD."
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