A teacher in Peterborough, Ont., has been charged with possession of child pornography following a police investigation.
According to the Peterborough Police Service, officers visited a residence on Tuesday morning and arrested an individual as part of an ongoing investigation.
Jeffrey Paul Bergeron, 50, of Little Street in Peterborough, was arrested and charged with possession of child pornography.
He was held in custody and made a court appearance later Tuesday, police say.
Police say Bergeron is a high school teacher with the public Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board.
Police did not identify the school. However he is listed as a teacher on the staff directory of Thomas A. Stewart Secondary School. A social media account with the name also identifies him as a teacher with the high school.
On Wednesday afternoon, Thomas A. Stewart Secondary School principal Melanie Foulkes confirmed in a letter issued to parents that Bergeron was arrested on Tuesday. She said the school will cooperate with police and that Bergeron has “been removed from all of our workplaces and prohibited from any interactions with students indefinitely.”
The investigation is ongoing at this time.
Anyone with information is asked to call Det. Const. Lara Perks at the Peterborough Police Service at 705-876-1122, ext. 304, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or online.