CHICAGO (CBS) – Police have found hundreds of sexually explicit videos and photos of children in the home of a Lake Ridge School teacher’s aide, according to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office.

Aaron Lopez Saldana, 48, is now facing felony child pornography charges in addition to voyeurism and obstruction of justice charges.

Aaron Lopez Saldana

Lopes Saldana was an employee of both the Lake Ridge School Corporation and the city of Gary, Indiana. He was fired from the Lake Ridge School Corporation at a school board meeting Monday night.

(Source: Lake Ridge Schools website)

Lake Ridge New Tech Schools has released information to parents through its website and social media.

“It’s scary,” said parent Penny Hurd. “It’s very scary that we didn’t know that our kids could be in jeopardy from a man that they trusted. These kids love this man.”

Police say information was retrieved initially from someone who broke into Saldana’s home and found child pornography on a laptop.

A student at Calumet New Tech High School then alerted school officials, who told the Lake County Sheriff’s Office on Saturday. Police then executed a search warrant at Saldana’s home.