Police say teacher accused of looking at porn may have been framed

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INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - Metro police believe students may have been trying to frame a teacher accused of viewing pornography on his computer.

IPS officials were also investigating the claims against the teacher at Henry W. Longfellow Middle School. The teacher was placed on leave and his computer was confiscated for investigation.

Police say they discovered inconsistencies in the allegation against the teacher. They say the students "may have been involved in an elaborate plot to frame the teacher."

"Indianapolis Public Schools cooperated with law enforcement throughout their investigation of the allegations at Longfellow. As a result of their investigation, the employee in question is returning to work," the school district said in a statement Wednesday night.