WASHINGTON (CBSDC) – D.C. police say they’ve arrested a teacher at McKinley Technology High School in northeast for the production of child pornography.

John Solano, 29, was arrested after being accused of sending and receiving sexually explicit photos with male students, according to police.

Solano, a science teacher at the school, has been placed on administrative leave.

D.C. Public School issued the following statement:

“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.”

Anyone who may have additional information is asked to contact D.C. Police at (202) 576-6768.