Former Ladysmith Excessive College trainer taken into custody

LADYSMITH, Wisconsin (WEAU) – A former Ladysmith High School teacher was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of possession of child pornography and the sexual exploitation of a child.

MacKenzie Johnson, a former teacher at Ladysmith High School, was exploited on 24th, according to a publication by the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) task force.

Authorities have issued a search warrant in Johnson’s house. He was then taken into custody at Ladysmith High School. Johnson was sent to Rusk County Jail.

Johnson resigned from Ladysmith High School on Tuesday.

If you or someone you know has information to assist with this investigation, please call the Ladysmith Police Department at (715) 532-2186.

This investigation is led by the DOJ’s ICAC Task Force and is supported by the Ladysmith Police Department, Rusk County Sheriff’s Office, Clark County Sheriff’s Office, Fontana Police Department in California, the Office of School Safety, and the Ladysmith School District.

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