A contractor working on a Gloucester Township school was arrested after allegedly installing a mirror inside bathroom stalls to spy on young students, police said.
The mirrors were found inside one of the girls bathrooms at Glen Landing Middle School on Tuesday, police said. School staff then became suspicious someone was looking through the air conditioning vent located overtop of the bathroom and alerted police.
Gregory Mahley, 51, of West Deptford, was arrested and charged with endangering the welfare of a child by manufacturing and possessing child pornography, and invasion of privacy, police said.
Mahley is an employee of Multi-Temp Mechanical, Inc., located in Westville, which had been contracted to do work on the schools HVAC system, 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,” Superintendent John Bilodeau said in a statement.
“Gloucester Township Public School District remains committed to providing a healthy and save learning environment to its’ students and staff at all times,” Bilodeau added. He declined to comment further, citing the ongoing investigation.
Police inspected all schools and facilities Mahley had access to, and did not find any additional suspicious activities, police said. Police are continuing to investigate any other buildings Mahley might have worked in.
Multi-Temp Mechanical, which only does commercial work, has been cooperating with the investigation, police said.
Anyone with additional information is asked to call the Gloucester Township Police Department at 856-228-4500 or email the department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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