Yorkshire schoolteacher faces porn charges

A TEACHER at a North Yorkshire school has been charged with making and possessing indecent and pornographic images.

Police said the man, who works at Barlby High near Selby, was charged on Wednesday afternoon and released on conditional bail.

Barlby High said the teacher will remain suspended pending the outcome of criminal proceedings and an ongoing disciplinary process.

Heather Scott, head teacher at the school, said: "We cannot state strongly enough that the safety of young people at Barlby High and at all of North Yorkshire's schools is of the highest priority. We would wish to reassure parents and members of the community that investigations show that none of the young people who attend this school have been involved in this case."

A spokesman for North Yorkshire Police said: "We can confirm that a man has been charged with making indecent images and the possession of pornographic images."

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