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Teacher accused of showing porn in class posts Facebook response

Posted December 22, 2010 7:20 p.m. EST
Updated December 22, 2010 8:08 p.m. EST

— A band teacher accused of showing pornography in a middle school classroom near Roanoke Rapids released a response to the allegations on Facebook Wednesday.

He thanked his online friends for their support during "this most trying time."

Archie Sheldon McLeod III, 51, of 174 Graystone St., Roanoke Rapids, was charged Tuesday with 11 felony counts of disseminating obscene material to a minor under the age of 16 and 11 misdemeanor counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

He was released on bond from the Halifax County Jail Wednesday.

His Facebook page reads: "To all my FB family, I want to thank all of you for your support of me during this most trying time in my life. To all my students collleagues (sic) and friends. You know what I've stood for in my life. You know the positive things I have instilled in you all with my teaching. Those things are embedded in your heart. I have faith in God and know that he will bring us through. God will have the victory."