ACDS former headmaster cleared by police

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Alexander Harvey, former headmaster of Alexandria Country Day School, has been cleared of any criminal wrongdoing following a weeks-long investigation, authorities say.
    
Police launched their investigation into Harvey at the request of ACDS board of trustees in November. At the time, school officials asked Harvey to resign after allegations were raised about pornographic material on his work computer. 
    
Authorities have not released exactly what school officials asked them to examine on Harveys computer, but department spokesman Jody Donaldson said there was no evidence of criminal activity. 
    
David Ayres, president of the board of trustees, declined to comment on the investigations conclusion, but in a letter sent home to parents wrote we are all grateful that things have been finalized and that the case is closed.
    
Moving forward, we will continue to be vigilant and committed to providing a safe environment for our children and promoting the highest character standards for our students and for all members of the ACDS faculty and staff, Ayres stated. At this time, the Board of Trustees would again like to express our deepest thanks to everyone within the ACDS community for their unwavering support during the last two months.
    
Jim Girard has assumed the role of acting head of school until ACDS finds a replacement for Harvey, who held the post for 10 years.

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