A substitute teacher for the Bowling Green Independent School District is under arrest on child pornography charges.
A letter that went out Wednesday to staff and parents says Leon Lussier was suspended from employment indefinitely while he is under federal investigation.
According to Superintendent Gary Fields, Lussier passed background checks before he was hired in 2012.
"On all of our employees, we do state and federal criminal background checks," Fields told WKU Public Radio. "There were no red flags on those reports, as well as professional references that applicants have to complete, as well."
Fields said the 49-year-old Lussier has worked in all schools buildings in the district, but there’s no indication any of his victims were students. It's also unlikely that Lussier received or viewed images while on school grounds.
"Our substitute teachers do not have access to logging into the computers or have any access to technology while they're in the building," explained Fields.
Lussier holds both bachelor’s and master’s degrees and has been in education since 1998.
He was arrested at his home Tuesday and taken to the Warren County Regional Jail. Lussier is scheduled to appear Friday in U.S. District Court in Bowling Green.