Teacher charged with child pornography

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CHICAGO — A teacher at Ariel Community Academy on Chicago’s South Side is charged with child pornography.

39-year-old Eric Shank Van Eenige was arrested at his home in Canaryville on the South Side and is being held on one million dollars bail.

He’s a librarian at Ariel.

Investigators say they recovered a laptop computer containing multiple images of children engaged in sex acts.

They arrested him after an undercover operation that lasted as long as four months.

Chicago public schools officials are not commenting directly about his arrest other than to say they’re cooperating with police.

He’ll be back in court July 9th.

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