May 12, 2011 9:11 PM by Matt Stafford
Students from Horace Mann Middle School in Colorado Springs brought home some disturbing news to some parents, the Colorado Springs police officer arrested on child pornography charges Wednesday had worked as a School Resource Officer at Mann.
30-year-old Officer Josh Carrier was arrested Wednesday evening for allegedly purchasing pictures of child pornography online.
In a letter to parents sent home with students Thursday, Mann principal Scott Stanec told parents that it's believed that Carrier's activities were limited to the pictures that were purchased online, but investigations are still ongoing.
D-11 officials say Officer Carrier had also been a volunteer at the school and had a good relationship with students. A parent tells News First 5 that Carrier was a wrestling coach, and that they're concerned about his interaction with their child.
If you have any information, Colorado Springs Police ask that you call detectives at 444-7808.
We'll hear more parent reaction Thursday evening on News First 5 at 10 p.m.