GRAND ISLAND, Neb (KSNB) - A teacher at Northwest High School in Grand Island was arrested Tuesday for child pornography and a student was arrested for human trafficking.
A teacher and student at Northwest High school have been arrested for human trafficking and child pornography
The Grand Island Police Department released a statement Tuesday morning regarding the arrest.
According to the release, in conjunction with Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), arrested a 17 year old male, and a 37 year old Brian Mohr of Grand Island.
The 17 year old male is identified as a student at Northwest High School, where Mohr is a teacher.
The arrests are in relation to a case in which the 17 year old male obtained explicit images of minors via a social media ruse, and used some of those images to coerce them into performing sexual acts. Those images were shared with Mohr.
Numerous images have been identified as students at the school where Mohr is employed and the 17 year old attends.
The 17 year old suspect was arrested as a suspect in the investigation of 1st Degree Sexual Assault, Human Trafficking of a Minor, Unlawful Intrusion, and multiple counts of Distribution of Sexually Explicit Material (Child Pornography).
Mohr was arrested as a suspect in multiple counts of Possession of Sexually Explicit Material (Child Pornography). All crimes listed are classified as felonies.
Superintendent of Northwest Public Schools, Dr. Jeffrey Edwards released a statement which said, "on January 14, 2020, law enforcement informed Northwest Public Schools of an ongoing criminal investigation into Brian Mohr, a teacher in the District. Student safety
is the highest priority at Northwest, and the District has been and will continue to work cooperatively with its law enforcement partners. The District will be providing support services and counseling for students. Although the District is unable to comment on any specifics due to student confidentiality and personnel privacy laws, Mr. Mohr will not be returning to the classroom."
Police said it is an ongoing investigation, and is being worked with the full cooperation of the Northwest School District.