An unidentified police officer has been accused of placing a camera in the boys' bathroom in Glen Burnie High School in Glen Burnie, Maryland (video below).
According to CBS Baltimore, police say a hand-held camera was left in plain sight in the top corner of the restroom. Wednesday morning, a male student noticed the camera and reported it to school administrators.
“We do not know what the officer’s intentions were,” said Lt. T.J. Smith of the Anne Arundel County Police. “That’s an important issue that we’re trying to get to the bottom of.”
A 14-year veteran police officer purchased and installed the camera without the knowledge of the police department or school officials, reports BALTV.com.
“The police officer’s police powers have been suspended,” Lt. Smith said.
Police are not naming the accused officer and say no images have been found on the camera yet.
“The principal ordered staff to look at every single bathroom in all of the buildings in Glen Burnie High School, all the locker rooms, all the team rooms, all those places to make sure there were no other cameras, no other recording devices. Those sweeps yesterday and this morning turned up nothing,” said Bob Mosier of Anne Arundel County Schools.
Students were sent home with letters for their parents, while the police officer under investigation has been placed on paid administrative leave.