A special education teacher at Phoenixville Area Middle School has been charged with possession and distribution of child pornography.
State police arrested Kenneth Ford Hamilton Jr. on Sunday after a six-week investigation, they said.
Hamilton, 58, of Phoenixville, was arraigned before District Judge Harry Farmer and held on $250,000 bail.
In a statement released Monday, the school district said officials learned of the arrest through news reports.
"At this time, the district has not received any official notification from authorities regarding those charges," the statement said. "The district will, of course, cooperate fully with any investigation into these allegations, if requested to do so."