District employee arrested by NYSP

A custodial worker at Schoharie Central School District was arrested this morning by New York State Police on child pornography charges that are not connected to Schoharie students.

The worker, a longtime employee, was immediately placed on leave by the district. Before his placement on leave after his arrest, the worker was assigned to the day shift at the Jr./Sr. High School and did not have any direct contact with students as part of his assigned duties. 

Schoharie CSD is cooperating fully with the New York State Police as they continue to investigate the worker’s alleged conduct.

“The safety and security of our students are the district’s number one priority. This is a responsibility we do not take lightly. We will be in contact regularly with the state police as this investigation unfolds,” Superintendent David M. Blanchard said. 

All questions about the circumstances of the arrest and details of the investigation should be directed to the New York State Police.