UPPER MARLBORO, Md. – A elementary principal is on paid leave over a pending lawsuit and criminal investigation into a volunteer aide who allegedly coerced young students into sex acts on school property and recorded the encounters.

CarrawayPolice arrested Deonte Carraway, a volunteer aide at Judge Sylvania Woods Elementary School, on Friday after the uncle of one alleged victim contacted school officials when he discovered the child sent Carraway nude images and messages using the social media app Kik, WTOP reports.

The uncle also contacted police the same day, leading to Carraway’s arrest.

Carraway faces 10 felony counts of manufacturing child pornography, soliciting students, sexual abuse of a minor, and second-degree sexual offense and is currently in jail on a $1 million bond, according to the news site.

Prince George’s County Public Schools spokeswoman Sherrie Johnson said Woods Elementary principal Michelle Williams was put on leave, though she would not comment on the reason.

Police contend Carraway, 22, filmed students between the ages of nine and 13 engaging in sex acts, many of which occurred at the school. Carraway worked as a volunteer aide at the school after a stint as a school secretary at Glenarden Woods Elementary and aide at Judge Sylvania Woods Elementary in 2014.

Police recovered about 40 inappropriate videos featuring students that were allegedly produced by Carraway over the last year, ABC 7 reports.

“Investigators say Carraway utilized the ‘Kik’ app to communicate with his victims and that Carraway’s voice can be heard in the background of some of the videos ‘directing’ the children,” according to the site.

A lawsuit filed by the guardian of the 9-year-old boy who initially triggered the investigation also filed a lawsuit against the school board, principal and Carraway, alleging school officials did nothing about previous complaints about abuse.

The lawsuit contends Carraway filmed students in the school auditorium and bathrooms using his cell phone starting in early 2015 and continuing last week. Carraway may have abused as many as 30 children, including others in 9-year-old boy’s fourth grade class, WTOP reports.

“Carraway’s abuse was common knowledge among students at Sylvania Woods,” the lawsuit read, according to the news site. “Parents and teachers at Sylvania Woods Elementary School had expressed concern and/or raised issues about Carraway’s predatory behavior to Principal Michelle Williams, but she took no action.”

The lawsuit contends Williams was warned before the victim was abused.

Williams alleged told teachers she could not take action against the aide because teachers reporting suspected abuse had no proof, though state law requires school officials to report any suspected abuse, according to the suit.

Prince George’s County police described the alleged abuse as “vile sexual acts,” and said Carraway has admitted to the misdeeds, ABC 7 reports.

“This is a man I trusted with my child,” a mother of one Sylvania student told the site. “It’s very hard.”

Police told WJLA the investigation – which is receiving assistance from the FBI – is expected to take months, and Carraway could face additional charges.

Carraway’s family told ABC 7 they’re “devastated” by his arrest.