Child porn found on teacher's computer

March 19, 2008 6:12:45 PM PDT
A former Long Island high school teacher is under arrest after police say they found child pornography on his computer. Police say they were tipped off that former Commack High School English teacher Michael Gallagher had sent email containing child pornography.

Police executed a search warrant on March 3 and seized his computer. They reportedly performed a forensic analysis and found the child pornography. Gallagher surrendered to police at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the 7th Precinct.

Gallagher is charged with one count of possession of sexual performance by a child. He resigned prior to being arrested.