BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – 23-year-old Brandon Short was arrested on Tuesday, August 9, and charged with 45 counts of Pornography Involving Juveniles (Under the Age of 13) (Distribution).

The arrest took place at the Blu on the Boulevard Apartments on Bluebonnet Blvd.

Prior to the arrest of the 23-year-old on child pornography charges, Short was a member of the East Baton Rouge Parish School System.

According to EBR Schools, Short was hired by the district on August 2, 2021.

EBR Schools says that “his background check and fingerprints were cleared” three days after he was hired by the school system.

Exactly one year after that, Short was put on administrative leave.

According to EBR Schools, “Short was assigned as an itinerant teacher at Ryan Elementary School.”

Short was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on Tuesday, August 9.