Boston.com reports that a Torrington Middle School music teacher has been cleared of allegations of storing pornography on a classroom computer, and is now suing the school board and his former principal. A 29-year veteran in the Torrington school system, Matthew Valenti says that he wants “closure” and that he wants to be compensated for the damage the false allegations have caused him. In 2004, principal John Hudson, confiscated two computers from Valenti’s classroom, and Valenti was placed on paid leave. The lawsuit claims that Valenti refused an ultimatum from the Board of Education that if he didn’t resign, the board would call the police. Valenti was cleared in 2005, when police failed for find pornography on either computer…

http://www.boston.com/news/education/k_12/articles/2007/02/23/torrington_teacher_cleared_of_pornography_allegations_sues/