AKRON, Ohio — An Akron Public Schools custodian has been suspended without pay after he was arrested on federal child pornography charges.

According to a statement issued by the school district, the Miller South School for Visual and Performing Arts custodian, identified by the FBI as 46-year-old Christopher Hanna, allegedly distributed and received child pornography via electronic devices.

Hanna, a Canton resident, was arrested Thursday afternoon. He's due in federal court in Youngstown for a preliminary hearing Feb. 21.

The district says the offenses did not happen on school property or time, and no students were involved.

Principal Carolyn Herstich sent a letter to school parents to alert them to the allegations. 

"We want to reassure all of our families that we work closely with all law enforcement and to ensure the safety of our students at all times when you have entrusted us with their care," she wrote.

The district also says rumors that Hanna had drilled a hole into a school restroom wall have been fully investigated and are "without foundation," adding that the building was fully inspected.

The FBI is still investigating the alleged crimes.