Hilliard Middle School Teacher Faces Federal Charges of Child Pornography

A teacher and the boys basketball coach at Weaver Middle School in Hilliard is facing two federal charges for allegedly possessing and distributing child pornography.

43-year-old Michael Highman appeared Monday before a U-S Magistrate. He is free on electronic monitoring pending grand jury consideration of the case.

In a release, the U.S. Attorney’s office says FBI agents seized computer storage media from Highman’s house in Upper Arlington on October 15th. They allege the media contained thousands of images and movies of teen boys engaged in sexual acts.