Keller ISD assistant principal arrested in child porn investigation

A former Keller middle school assistant principal has been arrested on suspicion of transportation of child pornography, federal officials confirmed Thursday.

Philip Baker, 53, was arrested May 24 on the allegations, said Davilyn Walston, spokeswoman for the Eastern District of the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Baker resigned his position as assistant principal at Fossil Hill Middle School that same day, said Bryce Neiman, the district’s spokesman. The school is at 3821 Staghorn Circle South in the Fort Worth area of the district.

Baker, who lives in Denton, worked for the Keller district for nine years, Neiman said. A call Thursday to Baker’s home went unanswered.

The case against Baker is part of an ongoing investigation and no formal charges have been brought against him, federal officials said, declining to discuss the investigation in detail.

A compliant filed against Baker states that the alleged activity occurred on Jan. 30. A judge ordered him detained after determining that Baker posed a threat to society because, “there is some evidence that Defendant has a 13-year history,” according to court documents.

It was unclear Thursday if Baker had been released from custody.

Baker's name was still listed Thursday under the administration section of the school's website.

Keller Citizen writer Sandra Engelland contributed to this report.