Formerteacher Sean Lanigan continues to make headlines this week, now in the national news. Yesterday Lanigan and his wife Karin appeared on the Today show and told his story to NBC's Meredith Vieira.
"I thought the world was off my shoulders that day when the jury came back. I thought I'd be back in school the next day. I thought I'd be back on the soccer field and just reunited with the community in Centre Ridge," Lanigan told Vieira.
"I never understood why I was not able to come back. I petitioned the principal just to come back for graduation, just to see the kids, just to say hello. And he denied that request," Lanigan said.
Lanigan's case is in the spotlight since the Washington Post detailing how the teacher is still suffering from a false accusation one year after he was cleared of the charges. Fairfax County Public Schools issued a statement to the Post Monday night saying that Lanigan could receive up to $35,000 reimbursement through his teachers association.
Reporter Norah O'Donnell introduced the country to Lanigan's case outside . To see the full interview click here.