Highland Park Teacher Charged with Child Pornography, Some of Students

This local story is highly disturbing.

A teacher from Highland Park has been charged with child pornography after Glenview police discovered hundreds of images of child pornography on his laptop and two hard drives. Matthew Joseph Laird, 32, was a teacher and a coach at various schools in the Glenview area. According to a statement from the superintendent, Laird was places on leave and banned from school campuses on September 18 after police informed the school district about their investigation into him.

Using his IP address, police determined that Laird has uploaded these disturbing images to the web, and that some of his current and former students may be victims of his crime. Of the hundreds of images police found, some featured children as young as three and four years old.



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