Kindergarten teacher accused of possessing child porn

Kindergarten teacher accused of possessing child porn

CALERA, Ala. (AP) — A kindergarten teacher in Alabama has been charged with 40 counts of child porn possession.

News outlets report 26-year-old Daniel Prentice “Danny” Donaldson was arrested Wednesday.

Calera Elementary School officials say the teacher has been placed on administrative leave as the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office continues its investigation. Sheriff’s Maj. Ken Burchfield says the investigation started with a tip, and that there is no evidence yet that any students were involved in the child porn case.

Donaldson has worked with the county school district since 2015, starting as a paraprofessional under the guidance of another teacher. District officials say he passed a criminal background check in 2014 and has no prior incidents of misconduct. This school year would have been his second teaching kindergarten.

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