The Education Blog
8:38 am
Fri May 23, 2014

Pawtucket Places Teacher on Leave after Porn Arrest

Pawtucket school officials are assuring parents their children are safe after a high school teacher was arrested on child pornography charges.

State Police say they arrested George Grimes of Warwick for allegedly putting pornographic photos in a shared online storage account. Grimes is an English Teacher at Shea High School.

Pawtucket school officials say Grimes has been placed on administrative leave until the charges are resolved, and they can determine whether internal disciplinary action is necessary.

"While I cannot directly address the matter that arose today which remains under investigation, it is important that the community know that the alleged individual was immediately placed on administrative leave," said Pawtucket Superintendent of Schools Patricia DiCenso in a written statement.

DiCenso says Grimes will have no contact with schoolchildren and has been ordered to stay away from school property.

Pawtucket police have offered to assist state police with their investigation.

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