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Newton Teacher Facing Child Porn Charges Resigns

David Ettlinger faces charges of child porn possession, indecent assault and battery on a child and posing a child in the nude.

Updated 5:30 p.m.

A Newton elementary school teacher facing child pornography charges has resigned, Superintendent David Fleishman said this evening.

David Ettlinger, 34, was a second grade teacher at  and taught in the Newton Public Schools for 12 years. He is currently and faces charges of possession of child pornography, indecent assault and battery on a child and posing a child in the nude. 

Fleishman said Ettlinger turned in his resignation papers Tuesday evening. 

Ettlinger after a "long-term" federal investigation. In addition to state charges, he also faces federal charges out of Louisiana due to his involvement with a child pornography site known as "Dreamboard." 

The Newton Public Schools placed Ettlinger on leave following his arrest and Superintendent David Fleishman indicated that week the district was taking steps to fire the teacher. 

According Boston.com, Ettlinger turned in his resignation a day before a scheduled hearing on his termination. 

After Ettlinger's arrest, a series of meetings were held with local parents and community members. and included information from local psychologists, school officials and police. 

A day after that meeting, , which stemmed from an investigation by the .

Buchanan, 47, worked as an audio/video classifier at the and had been employed with the city for 10 years. 

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