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Eau Claire North H.S. teacher arrested for possession of child pornography

Published: Nov. 20, 2020 at 3:43 PM CST
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EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) -A teacher within the Eau Claire Area School District is arrested and could face charges related to child pornography.

The Eau Claire Area School District says Todd Williams was arrested by the Menomonie Police Department for possession of child pornography.

According to North High School’s website, Williams teaches Japanese as well as Social Studies at the school.

According to the district, none of its students were involved and Williams has been suspended without pay pending the investigation.

Mikayla Olson had Williams as a teacher for three years while learning Japanese at the high school.

She graduated in 2014, and says she was shocked when she heard he had been arrested.

“There’s nothing that I can think of, of anyone that I’ve talked, to that would say that there was something, that there was a weird thing. It was we all just got a very paternal vibe,” said Olson.

She remembers Williams as a teacher invested in his students.

“He was a very kind of strict teacher. He really wanted his students to do well, he wanted them to not hate trying to learn something. It was very encouraging,” explained Olson.

Williams has not been formally charged as of Friday night, and the Eau Claire Area School District says they are cooperating with law enforcement on the investigation.

WEAU reached out to the Menomonie Police Department for a comment on the investigation, but haven’t heard back.

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) - A Eau Claire North High School teacher has been arrested for possession of child pornography according to the Eau Claire Area School District.

The school district says Todd Williams has been suspended without pay pending resolution.

They also added that there was a substantial relationship between the charge and his position. There were no Eau Claire Area School District students involved.

The Eau Claire Area School District website lists Williams as teaching social studies and Japanese.

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