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    Aaron Vnuk, a guidance counselor at Sage Park Middle School in Windsor, has returned to work after he was placed on leave while school officials investigated his alleged involvement in a "slasher" film movie production company.

    A Connecticut middle school guidance counselor returned to work today after agreeing to stop making the erotic horror films that prompted school officials to place him on administrative leave earlier this month, according to the school system.

    Aaron Vnuk, a counselor at Sage Park Middle School in Windsor, and Dr. Mark Foley, principal at Granby Memorial Middle School, are accused of using aliases to make independent horror movies featuring violence and nudity through their company Moongoyle Entertainment.

    Vnuk was placed on administrative leave after school officials learned of the production company and began investigating.

    Windsor Public Schools Supt. Dr. Craig Cooke sent a letter home to parents on Wednesday letting them know that Vnuk would return to work today.

    "After a thorough investigation, we concluded that no students were involved in the films produced by the company, and the teacher's involvement was limited to outside of school hours," Cooke wrote in the letter. "Moreover, we have been assured that the teacher would have no involvement in the future production of any films of a similar nature."

    Cooke posted a statement on the Sage Park Middle School Web site on Oct. 3 announcing Vnuk's suspension while school officials investigated. He assured parents that students were never at risk or in danger.

    Foley was also placed on administrative leave after the allegations came to light. Tim Cunningham was appointed to serve as interim principal.

    Neither Foley nor Vnuk responded to requests for comment.