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LHS teacher arrested for child pornography

A Livingston High School teacher has been arrested for possession of child pornography, according to Det. Marty Drake of the Livingston Police Department.LPD was notified on May 28 by officials at Livingston Independent School District that Brian Edward Spivey, 61, of LIvingston had conducted inappropriate online searches on a school computer.In the ensuing investigation, officers learned Spivey...