WASHINGTON — Kristine Knizner, a 28-year-old woman and Fairfax County public school teacher was arrested by police and charged with two felonies in connection to the possession of child pornography, officials say.
According to police, when Knizner was arrested she was employed as a teacher at Irving Middle School in Springfield, Virginia, and was a teacher at Key Middle School before that.
An investigation into the incident began on May 17, according to officers. The investigation started after detectives got a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
Detectives were informed that a Snapchat account that was associated with an IP address in Fairfax County had possession of "child sexual abuse material," officials say.
Detectives determined the IP address belonging to an apartment in the 6800 block of Meteor Place in Springfield, Virginia. They conducted a search after receiving a warrant and identified Knizner as the only person living at the home.
Knizner was taken to the Adult Detention Center and was released on a $2,000 unsecured bond. Police say that Knizner's employment does not seem to be connected to the victims.