School teacher held on child porn charge

By |
Local,Maryland,Crime,Associated Press

TOWSON, Md. (AP) -- Baltimore County Police have charged a Dundalk man who teaches at a Silver Spring elementary school with one count of possession child pornography.

Officers said that 54-year-old Lawrence Joynes was arrested on Wednesday and is being held on $1 million bail. Authorities say the charge involves material found on his home computer.

Police say Joynes is a music teacher at New Hampshire Estates Elementary School. A spokesman for Montgomery County Schools tells WJLA that Joynes, who has been with the school system for 27 years, has been placed on administrative leave.

Montgomery County Police will investigate to determine if any offenses occurred in their jurisdiction.

View article comments Leave a comment