A teacher from Macomb Schools has been arrested by the FBI in connection with a distribution of child pornography investigation and the district says that teacher has now been placed on suspension from his employment.

A teacher from Macomb Schools has been arrested by the FBI in connection with a distribution of child pornography investigation and the district says that teacher has now been placed on suspension from his employment.

According to reports, Lucas Cane, 30, of Ada, was arrested Tuesday morning on his way to school and is now jailed in the federal case. A man from Arizona also was arrested as part of this ongoing federal investigation that involves both distribution and conspiracy allegations.

Macomb Public Schools initially released information Tuesday night that they were informed about the arrest, but awaiting more information.

  

"...We were informed that one of our teachers was arrested. The subject matter pertaining to the arrest occurred off campus, so no children were harmed or at risk at any time,” Superintendent Matt Riggs said, adding the district would work closely with law enforcement.

Wednesday, Macomb Schools issued another release outlining that Cane has been placed on suspension as a result of this arrest.

“The safety and well-being of the students within the Macomb School District is of utmost concern. Yesterday morning, immediately upon learning of the arrest of Mr. Cane, his employment was placed on suspension,” Riggs wrote in that release. “Mr. Cane is of course innocent until proven guilty of the crimes with which he is charged. However, due to the nature of the charges, we felt the suspension was warranted.”

Further, Riggs asks parents and the community to understand that because this case is being prosecuted at the federal level, the school's access to information is limited.

“It is only today that we received the same information that is now publicly available and being reported by various news outlets,” Riggs said. “We will continue to work with law enforcement as necessary, although to date there is no indication that any of the alleged crimes had any connection to the school.”

Concluding, Riggs said, “As this unfortunate situation continues to unfold, we hope that the school, students, parents and patrons will be united in our common mission of educating our children in a secure and uplifting environment.”

The releases also were posted on the Macomb Schools' Facebook page, where a couple of parents aired comments not believing this teacher could be involved in such a case, while others were upset and alarmed by the arrest.

Watch for updates.