ABILENE, Texas — The Abilene Independent School District issued a statement late Tuesday regarding a teacher identified in an Abilene Police Department investigation. 

A release from the AISD said, "Late Tuesday afternoon, the Abilene ISD was made aware that one of its teachers at Mann Middle School was one of 15 male subjects that the Abilene Police Department Cyber Crimes Unit needed help in locating. As soon as we were able to positively identify the teacher, he was immediately placed on administrative leave. At no time was the teacher in front of students after we learned that he was part of an ongoing police investigation. The AISD will cooperate fully with the police in this matter."

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