Matthew Atkinson, St. Augustine, Florida (arrested Dec 2012) [child porn]

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    Matthew Atkinson, 26, substitute teacher for St. Johns County School District, St. Augustine, Florida, "arrested for having child pornography on a hard drive"

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    News 4 Jax: Substitute teacher accused of possessing child porn (Dec 9 2012)

    Channel 4 talked with Atkinson's former roommate, who found the porn on a flash drive at their home and called authorities. "What if he was involved with other people who make or distribute (porn)? I don’t want these kind of people coming around my .... house," the man told Channel 4. Investigators caught up with Atkinson at a school and charged him with several counts of possession of obscene material.

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    St. Johns County School District, St. Augustine, Florida, Matthew Atkinson, Mill Creek Elementary School, Wards Creek Elementary School, Gaines Alternative and Transitional School
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    Florida Times Union: St. Johns County substitute teacher arrested for possessing obscene material (Dec 8 2012)

    Florida Times Union: Law & Disorder: St. Johns substitute teacher likely to lose job (Dec 9 2012)

    Atkinson was arrested Friday night and released on bond Saturday, according to Sgt. Chuck Mulligan, spokesman for the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office. Although the investigation is not complete, authorities were prompted to make the arrest and notify the school district when they learned of Atkinson’s newly begun stint as a substitute teacher, Mullligan said. But the charge against him does not involve contact with children.
     
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    First Coast News: Substitute teacher arrested for possession of obscene material (Dec 8 2012)

    Matthew Clay Atkinson, 26, was arrested Friday. Sgt. Chuck Mulligan with St. Johns County Sheriff's Office said the child exploitation charges are "internet based." Mulligan was unable to confirm if it was child pornography. He said Atkinson is not charged with anything that involves contact with children, but the investigation is ongoing.
     
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    Action News Jax: St. Johns substitute teacher arrested for having child pornography (Dec 8 2012)

    Matthew Atkinson was hired just Tuesday by the school district. He taught a total of four days at three different schools: Mill Creek Elementary School, Ward Creek Elementary School and Gaines Alternative and Transition School. But the investigation of Atkinson's behavior actually started before he was hired. According to the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office, their internet crimes unit was already investigating the illegal material on Atkinson's computer before he started on Tuesday. Now, he's facing five charges for possessing obscene material. Police say he will likely lose his job.
     
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    News 4 Jax: How could teacher under investigation be allowed into classroom? (Dec 10 2012)

    So why was 26-year-old Matthew Atkinson, the man under investigation, allowed to teach? Sgt. Chuck Mulligan, of the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office, said the case had been on the radar for several months but deputies had no proof and they had just gotten a full name for the man witnesses claimed had the illegal videos. On Saturday, one of Atkinson's former roommates said he found child porn on Atkinson's computer.
     
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    WOKV: St. Johns substitute teacher arrested (Dec 10 2012)

    A substitute teacher is on his wayv out of the St. Johns County School District. Matthew Atkinson is accused of possession of obscene materials. The Superintendent is recommending termination for the 26 year-old.
     
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    News 4 Jax: Substitute Teacher Arrested [Video] (Dec 10 2012)

    VIDEO: New details about the investigation of a substitute teacher who was arrested for possessing child pornography.