COLUMBIA, Md. (WUSA9) -- A Howard County teacher has been charged with possession of child pornography.

Police say they traced child pornography to the home and school computers of 43-year-old Jeremy Sykes, of Hesperus Drive in Columbia, Md..

Sykes is a long-term substitute teacher at Folly Quarter Middle School in Ellicott City, Md.

Police say they have conducted searches at Sykes' residence and at the school. Police say Howard County Public School System officials have removed Sykes from the list of approved substitutes and have banned him from entering any HCPSS property.

Police say there is no indication that any of the children pictured in the photos are students from the middle school.

Anyone with information, including students, parents or school employees, is encouraged to call the HCPD Child Abuse Section at 410-313-2630. Callers can remain anonymous.

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