Friday, November 16, 2012
The case is under investigation, but "to date, there is no evidence of involvement of Brookline students in these charges.
Brookline Schools have issued their first statement regarding special education paralegal Benjamin Schwartz's arrest on child pornography charges. Schwartz, 32, was arrested Thursday on charges of child porn possession and disseminating obscene material. He has worked in Brookline schools for 10 years. Superintendent William Lupini issued the statement Friday afternoon, saying the schools are cooperating with police as they investigate this crime. Lupini stressed that at this point there is no evidence that any students were harmed or involved in the case. "We are very concerned about these allegations," read Lupini's statement. "At this point the Brookline Police Department and Massachusetts State Police Internet Crimes against Children …
Superintendent: Benjamin Schwartz was already on leave for an unrelated matter.
Benjamin Schwartz, 32, of Brookline was charged with possession of child pornography and dissemination of obscene material on Thursday. Schwartz has worked at Brookline High School for the last 10 years as a special education paraprofessional. “Mr. Schwartz was on leave when this occurred,” Superintendent Bill Lupini said. "He was on a family medical leave since Oct. 1 for issues totally unrelated to this instance.” “He won’t be returning (to work at Brookline High School) until we have enough appropriate information to make a decision,” Mr. Lupini said. “When we think we have appropriate information, we will take appropriate action. We have no complaints on record against this employee by any students at this time.” Schwartz will be …
A Brookline man is facing child pornography charges.
UPDATE 4:50 p.m.: Superintendent Bill Lupini said there's currently no evidence Brookline students were involved in the case. UPDATE, 3:20 p.m.: Schwartz works as a special education paraprofessional at Brookline High School. He was already on leave for an unrelated matter. Original post: Brookline Police, working with the Massachusetts State Police Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force arrested Benjamin Schwartz, 32 of Brookline, and charged him possession of child pornography and dissemination of obscene material. The joint investigation lead to the execution of a search warrant of Schwartz’s Brookline home. Schwartz will be arraigned in Brookline Court on Friday, November 16.