John Solano, McKinley Technology High School teacher, charged with producing child pornography

A science teacher at McKinley Technology High School was arrested Friday for allegedly sending explicit photographs to students.

Police say 29-year-old John Solano is charged with producing child pornography. Solano is accused of electronically sending and receiving pictures of himself to and from male students.

Solano has been placed on administrative leave. McKinley High School is located at 151 T Street NE.

A joint statement from DCPS Chancellor Kaya Henderson and McKinley Principal David Pinder read, in part:

"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."