PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – A former teacher at Palm Beach Garden’s H.L. Watkins Middle School is wanted by the FBI for allegedly producing child pornography featuring students.

Corey Dejuan Perry, 33, worked as a teacher and basketball coach at the school until March 16, the day before spring break, when law enforcement officials notified the district about an active child pornography investigation, WPBF reports.

Perry was last spotted in West Palm Beach on March 28, and local law enforcement, the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the FBI have been searching for him ever since.

In a news conference Wednesday, Palm Beach County schools superintendent Robert Avossa discussed a federal arrest warrant for the former teacher on charges of production of child pornography and receipt of child pornography and enticement, according to WPTV.

Avossa said some of Perry’s former students are likely victims in the case, and district officials have “made all our assets available to their families in terms of counseling, as well as other students at the school.”

“As a lifelong educator, I am disgusted at what I have learned,” Avossa said. “This individual has embarrassed his school, his community and his entire profession by harming the most important thing entrusted to him.”

Officials did not detail the accusations against the 33-year-old, who was previously lauded for helping to launch a science and engineering program at the school.

According to the Palm Beach Post:

He was so regarded for his skills as a computer-science teacher at Watkins that he was nominated this year for the countywide Dwyer teaching award in the science, technology, engineering and math field.

In 2012, Perry received a letter of recognition from Gov. Rick Scott applauding his efforts in Watkins’ robotics and engineering lab. Avossa said Perry also was involved in the school’s basketball team. The school counts more than 900 students on its rolls. It is unclear whether any of these activities put Perry in a position to travel with students as a coach or chaperone.

Perry was banned from the school because of the FBI investigation, and he turned in his school keys and badge before disappearing, district spokeswoman Amity Schuyler told the news site.

Police are now asking for the public’s help to track him down. He’s described as a black male, roughly 5 feet 8 inches tall, with a circular birthmark on his left shoulder. Anyone with information on his whereabouts are encouraged to call the Miami FBI office or local police.

“I wouldn’t want the public to approach him,” FBI special agent Michael Leverock told WPBF. “Call law enforcement if you have a tip on him.”

Authorities are also asking any parents who believe their children may have been victimized by Perry to contact school or police officials.

“It’s possible that additional victims will come forward as this public information is released,” Avossa said.

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