P. KEVIN MORLEY/TIMES-DISPATCH' border='1'> Henrico County School Board member Jim Fiorelli (right) listens as his attorney, William Hurd, speaks to reporters about pornography that was found on his client's school system-issued laptop computer.
...An investigation found 1,632 pornographic acts, 508 pornographic images and 44 pornographic videos had been accessed on Henrico County School Board member Jim Fiorelli's school system-issued laptop computer over six months.
says one of his
teenage sons accessed the inappropriate sites after learning the computer password by looking over his
At the meeting yesterday, Fiorelli
said the Yahoo account is his
.Fiorelli works as a lawyer in the state attorney general's office.
Hurd explained the activity from that December day, when Fiorelli
was staying in a hotel room with his sons on a ski vacation in Colorado.
Hurd said Fiorelli
used the computer, stepped away from the computer for a few minutes to take a shower, then returned and used the computer.
...Fiorelli has clashed with board members in the past over various school-related issues as well as allegations that he made teachers at his son's middle school feel intimidated because he is a board member."It's no secret that Jim Fiorelli has disagreed with the leadership of the School Board on a number of important issues," said Hurd, who was a high-ranking lawyer in the attorney general's office in three Republican administrations.
"The sheer volume of inappropriate material contained on Mr. Fiorelli's
computer is just repugnant," she
said."And I resent the time and attention he
has demanded in his
continuing string of controversies.I'm beginning to think we would be better off with a vacancy in his
The inappropriate materials were discovered in early August, when Fiorelli
laptop in for repair for the fourth or fifth time.Fiorelli
said one of his
teenage sons -- he
has two in high school and one in elementary school -- was responsible for the misuse and that the teen reported the activity to his
principal after the images were found.
As to whether Fiorelli
will get his
laptop back, he
doesn't want it.