GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, NJ — A man who recently performed HVAC work at Glen Landing Middle School in Gloucester Township has been arrested after police say he installed a secret mirror in a girls’ bathroom.
The mirrors were discovered by staff at the school on Wednesday, one day after students in the Gloucester Township K-8 district went back to school.
They had become suspicious that someone was peering through an air conditioning vent located overtop of the bathroom stalls and contacted Gloucester Township police, police said.
Police said they arrested 51-year-old Gregory Mahley, of West Deptford, in connection with the incident.
Mahley was an eight-year employee of Multi-Temp Mechanical, Inc., located in Westville. The company was contracted by the Gloucester Township Board of Education to perform HeatingVentilation-Air Conditioning (HVAC) services at the school, according to police.
After the incident, the Board of Education ordered a full inspection of all schools and facilities that Mahley may have had access to. As of Thursday, no other suspicious activities have been uncovered, police said.
“I am very disturbed to learn of criminal charges filed today against an employee of an outside contractor who was performing HVAC work at Glen Landing Middle School,” Gloucester Township Superintendent of Schools John Bilodeau said. “Upon notification of suspicious behavior, the school’s administration immediately contacted local law enforcement authorities. The investigation is now with the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office and the Gloucester Township
Police Department. The district has been instructed, due to the ongoing nature of this investigation, not to comment further at this time. The Gloucester Township Public School District remains committed to providing a healthy and safe learning environment to its students and staff at all times.”
Multi-Temp Mechanical, Inc. has been cooperating with the investigation, police said. The company performs non-residential, commercial HVAC services only. Detectives are continuing to contact other businesses and governmental entities for whom Mahley may have worked.
Anyone who believes they may have been a victim of Mahley, or has additional information that could aid this investigation, is asked to call the Gloucester Township Police Department at 856-228-4500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may also call the GTPD Anonymous Tip Line at 856-842-5560, or send an anonymous tip by texting the keyword “TIP GLOTWPPD” and your message to 888777. You may also click here to leave an anonymous tip: https://local.nixle.com/tip.alert/5170177.