Administrators in a Maryland school district discovered Monday a video camera that they believe has been hidden in a school office for months.
Prince George’s County Police Chief Hank Stawinski did not reveal the school official who found the camera, but said that it had not been located in a bathroom or locker room, reported The Washington Post.
“We do not believe it was placed for criminal purposes,” the police chief said. “We believe this was placed to gather information.”
“This is not in a locker room or a bathroom,” Stawinski confirmed. “This isn’t one of those circumstances.”
The police department is running a forensic analysis on the camera and believe that it could be accessed remotely by the individual or individuals who planted it in the office. The department has not yet established the motive behind the camera’s placement. (RELATED: All Maryland Casino Money Could Go To Education, If New Measure Enacted)
Prince George’s County’s involvement in scandals pertaining to grade inflation and unauthorized pay hikes hit the national spotlight during fall 2017 and spring 2018. Maryland lawmakers decided earlier in April to give voters the option to channel all of the state’s casino profits into K-12 public education.
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