HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – Steelton-Highspire School District released a statement Thursday regarding a teacher who was arrested on child sex and solicitation of prostitutes charges.

Michael Pilsitz was also the former head basketball coach at Steelton-Highspire High School.

The district released the following statement:

“The Steelton-Highspire School District is aware of the charges filed against Michael Pilsitz yesterday.  Upon first learning of the allegations regarding Mr. Pilsitz, District officials took prompt action to maintain the safety and welfare of our students.  The District reported the allegations to law enforcement officials and Childline.  Mr. Pilsitz was also suspended pending the outcome of the investigation.  The District has cooperated fully throughout the criminal investigation and will continue to cooperate with law enforcement officials.  The safety and welfare of all students is our top priority.  We will continue to monitor this matter closely and will take any and all additional steps necessary to keep our students safe.”