COLUMBUS, OHIO – A Columbus police officer and school resource officer has been arrested amid an investigation that he sexted a high school student.
Officer Todd L. Smith was arrested Thursday by the FBI.
Police said he has been relieved of duty, and his badge and gun were confiscated.
Details on the charges against Smith have not been released.
NBC4 contacted the FBI spokesman in Cincinnati who did not comment on the case.
Columbus City Schools said Smith was a resource officer at Centennial High School, and was well-liked.
School officials said the district never had any complaints against him.
The FBI gets involved if a police officer is accused of abusing authority, or in cases of facilitating interstate commerce, which involves the use of a cell phone.
The complaint against Smith is sealed, but more information should be released at a detention hearing, which is scheduled for Monday in federal court.