A New Jersey high school teacher was busted Wednesday for allegedly taking videos and photos up female student’s skirts with a hidden camera.
Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office said Eric Howell, 43, hid a camera in a coconut water box that was placed in a side pocket of his briefcase.
The chemistry teacher would allegedly then unscrew the water’s cap so the camera could capture up the skirts of girls as he walked with his briefcase in the halls of Lenape High School in Medford, New Jersey.
School administrators were notified about Howell’s alleged conduct after he was spotted extending his arm sideways with the briefcase in an attempt to get his camera under a female student’s skirt, according to a press release.
School officials contacted police and banned Howell from the premises.
“We reported this matter to the local authorities as soon as we were made aware of it,” school officials said in a statement. “We immediately contacted and communicated with specific parents throughout the investigation by the authorities, offered counseling to any students and staff member with a concern regarding this issue.”
Howell was taken into custody Wednesday at Burlington County Jail. He was charged with endangering the welfare of a child, official misconduct and invasion of privacy.