A DISD employee has been arrested by Mesquite police on child pornography charges.
John Lentz,63 faces three counts of possession of child pornography and will also be charged with three counts of possession of lewd material depicting a child.
During investigation officers learned that Lentz currently works for the Boy Scouts of America and volunteers at his church.
Law enforcement is not aware of any inappropriate direct link between Lentz and any child right now.
Lentz worked at Foster Elementary School and has been a teacher for DISD in Mesquite for almost 15 years
DISD released a statement saying, “We are aware a Foster Elementary employee was arrested, Monday, June 14, by the Mesquite Police Department on serious allegations. Due to personnel policies, we are not able to provide more specific and confidential information, however, the appropriate steps are being followed pending investigation.
Please know that we take this matter very seriously and remain committed to doing everything in our power to keep our students safe. The investigation is led by the Mesquite Police Department, and we are fully cooperating. All further questions should be directed to that agency.”