A teacher at John Bapst Memorial High School in Bangor under investigation for child pornography was found dead in a hotel room Saturday from an apparent suicide, according to WCSH-TV, Channel 6.

The school identified the teacher as Jeremiah Gorman, 35, a social sciences instructor at the high school, according to the TV report. The station quoted an email to parents from John Bapst Head of School Mel MacKay.

According to the email, the school learned of the police investigation Friday afternoon. MacKay said authorities searched Gorman’s home and asked to search his classroom Friday evening. Law enforcement contacted school officials Saturday afternoon to say Gorman had been found dead in a local hotel, according to the WCSH report.

School will begin on schedule Monday morning, and will start with an assembly for all students, faculty and staff. MacKay said in the email a modified class schedule will follow, and counseling services will be available. Gorman’s classes will be taught by another faculty member.

“This has been an extraordinarily fast-developing situation in which issues of student and child safety have been at the forefront, as they must always be,” MacKay said in the email obtained by WCSH. “At the same time, we are aware that the emotional needs of students, parents, faculty and staff, and Mr. Gorman’s own family call for our attention and support. As a school, we are at the beginning of a long process that begins today with shock and distress, but that will lead eventually to healing and understanding. As we have done many times in the past, let’s be the kind community that helps one another to get to that better place.”

Bangor police said no further information was likely to be released about the incident Sunday.