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A teacher from a primary school in Adelaide’s eastern suburbs has been charged on child porn offences.

Detectives from the Sex Crime Investigation Branch arrested the 44-year-old man at his home on Saturday, seizing a computer and other equipment.

He was given police bail to appear in court next month.

He was suspended as soon as the schools’ principal and Education Department officials were informed.

Letters were sent out to parents yesterday.

“We acted directly as soon as the Department enabled us to send home the information,” the school principal said.

“I’m sure there was a requirement through some legal terms to make sure what was said was proper.”

But late this afternoon, some parents were still none the wiser.

“No news about any particular teacher,” one parent told 7News.

“What is important is that they remove the teacher as quick as possible, I think that is the most important thing, so I think they did that right,” another said.

It is understood the charges relate to producing child porn via an internet chat site.

Newly appointed Education Minister Jennifer Rankine says there is no suggestion any child at the school was involved.

“This is an ongoing police investigation and… charges are evolving as the investigation unfolds,” Minister Rankine said.