Houston middle school teacher to face judge on child porn charges

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HOUSTON, TX -- A former teacher is in serious trouble, accused of videotaping students while they were changing clothes.

Jaason Johnson

Jason Johnson, 50, has been charged with distribution, receipt, and possession of child pornography.

Jason Johnson, 50, has been charged with distribution, receipt, and possession of child pornography.

The former 7th grade teacher at Beechnut Academy was busted after the FBI investigated allegations that he was distributing child porn online.

Agents arrested him on Friday and as they were searching his house they found VHS tapes that showed a hidden camera in a changing area within a school.

Prosecutors say on the tapes, one could see young girls changing into uniforms.

They don't believe the students were at Beechnut Academy.

Johnson appeared in court and was denied bail because he was deemed to be a flight risk.

HISD issued the following statement in regards to this situation:

"Federal law enforcement authorities have notified HISD that they have filed a criminal charge of distribution, receipt and possession of child pornography against a teacher employed by a third-party company that operates the Beechnut Academy alternative school. HISD is cooperating fully with authorities as they continue their investigation. The district has asked the school management company to verify that the employee passed a thorough background check prior to employment, as required by the district’s contract with the company. The teacher is a contract employee with Camelot Schools of Texas, LLC, a company that contracts annually with HISD to provide educational services to students in grades 6-12. HISD takes situations such as this very seriously, as the safety of students is the district’s top priority."