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Posted at 1:31 PM ET, 11/ 2/2010

Va. principal resigned after porn discovery

By Washington Post editors

Alexandria Country Day School officials said Tuesday that the former principal was forced to resign after pornography was found on his office computer.

The Alexandria Police Department has said Monday that they opened an investigation based on information provided by school officials. But police wouldn't discuss the basis of the investigation.

In an e-mail sent to parents Monday afternoon, David Ayres, president of the school's board of trustees, wrote that the board "asked for and received Exie Harvey's resignation."

Harvey denied that he was forced to resign and said he was unaware that school officials had prompted a police investigation.

But school officials said Tuesday that Harvey was forced to resign after pornography was found on his computer.

Alexander "Exie" Harvey had been head of the school for 10 years.

-- Kevin Sieff

By Washington Post editors  | November 2, 2010; 1:31 PM ET
Categories:  Education, Virginia  
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Spend more time with your family huh? Swear on a stack of bibles huh?

LMAO...

Posted by: kahlua87 | November 2, 2010 2:55 PM | Report abuse

Was it his personal computer or school computer? The article doesn't say or maybe I missed it. If it was his personal computer this is rediculous if it was a school computer he deserved what he got.

Posted by: 6thsense79 | November 2, 2010 3:39 PM | Report abuse

Was it his personal computer or school computer? The article doesn't say or maybe I missed it. If it was his personal computer this is rediculous if it was a school computer he deserved what he got.

Posted by: 6thsense79 | November 2, 2010 3:40 PM | Report abuse

Was it his personal computer or school computer? The article doesn't say or maybe I missed it. If it was his personal computer this is rediculous if it was a school computer he deserved what he got.

Posted by: 6thsense79 | November 2, 2010 3:41 PM | Report abuse

If there is a police investigation, that would indicate that it is child pornography. Adult pornography on the principal's school computer is a personnel matter, not a police matter.

Posted by: sheckycat | November 2, 2010 4:09 PM | Report abuse

not presuming innocence or guilt here but i wonder how easy it is for students and/or staff to go into someones office and get on a computer and download harmful materials on someones computer then alert authorities to its presence. i hope the investigation is thorough. would hate to have a repeat of a situation in maryland where one teacher was mislabelled as a child pornographer

Posted by: ryjufox3 | November 2, 2010 4:48 PM | Report abuse

Looking at dirty pictures is serious business.

Posted by: jbartelloni | November 2, 2010 5:17 PM | Report abuse

I called this yesterday. When he was quoted as saying that "I swear on a stack of bibles" that is a classic indicator of a liar.

Posted by: MKadyman | November 2, 2010 5:56 PM | Report abuse

No rush to judgement?! Some matters are private, but if you bring that trash to school, then, expect to be exposed!

Posted by: whatsreallygoingon | November 2, 2010 6:02 PM | Report abuse

Oh, Exie. What has become of you? We all used to joke that you were a pedophile, and now...urgh. Probably time to try and remember WHY we said that.

Posted by: insectgod | November 2, 2010 6:08 PM | Report abuse

leave your porn where it belongs. At home. I dont think it was child porn because they would have said so, but because it was in a school that probably prompted them contacting law enforcement.

Posted by: ged0386 | November 2, 2010 6:10 PM | Report abuse

Heterosexual men just can't keep it in their pants when there are children around!

According to the National Bureau of Prisons: 95% of incarcerated child molesters are white, heterosexual, and male. Who's teaching your child?

Posted by: localgoober | November 2, 2010 6:30 PM | Report abuse

It's Obama's fault! And PG County!

Posted by: ceefer66 | November 2, 2010 6:51 PM | Report abuse

The article read "office computer"..doesn't matter whether it was a personal or school one...and who takes their personal computer to school as a principal if that was the case??? and if so why?????

He might have been a principal but he was a DUMB principal...

I like pornography as much as the next guy but would never view it on the job site...I needed my job and would not jeopardize it....If one can't wait until they get home to view porno then they have a much larger problem...

Posted by: pentagon40 | November 2, 2010 8:39 PM | Report abuse

@localgoober,
glad somebody did the research on the race and sexual preference of convicted child molesters. that really puts it in perspective. when my kids start school im going to make sure that they do not come into contact with any white male hetero teachers. your a horses a$$ localgoob. i guess your childs education through the years has been instructed by all black teachers or white females or maybe even asians. keep thinkin that white males are the root of all evil. i bet if your childs teacher were a gay white male you would have a problem with that too. you just seem that stupid to me

Posted by: STEVE4710 | November 3, 2010 8:22 AM | Report abuse

Given that he resigned from his job it has to be one of 2 scenarios. Either the porn was accessed on his work computer or he accessed something illegal(child porn?) in Va.
How absurd is this? A educated person who isn't smart enough to know what he's doing is illegal? Dude has some issues and should have considered the ramifications. I feel sorry for his family...talk about innocent victims.

Posted by: BigDaddy651 | November 3, 2010 9:37 AM | Report abuse

localgoob is right- it's heterosexual males who are the vast majority of sexual predators! What a shock!!

Posted by: 10bestfan | November 3, 2010 12:46 PM | Report abuse

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