Janitor Arrested for Secretly Recording Staff Members in Elementary School Bathroom

A janitor at Voorheesville Elementary School in upstate New York has been arrested for secretly recording at least six staff members in a faculty bathroom. The accused, 29-year-old David Ague, was apprehended on Tuesday after a staff member discovered a cell phone hidden inside the bathroom that was still recording, according to the Voorheesville Central School District.

Superintendent Frank Macri expressed deep distress over the allegation and assured the community that no students were believed to have been recorded. Macri emphasized that the safety of students and staff remains the district’s top priority and confirmed their cooperation with the ongoing investigation conducted by the Albany County Sheriff’s Department.

Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple revealed that Ague’s phone contained recordings of at least six individuals, but the duration of the hidden device in the bathroom remains unknown. As part of the investigation, authorities seized two phones, a computer, a hard drive, a USB drive, and several memory cards from Ague’s residence.

Ague has been charged with six counts of second-degree unlawful surveillance and has been prohibited from entering the school premises while the investigation continues. He has also been ordered to stay away from faculty members.

Interestingly, this incident is not the first of its kind in Albany County. In 2022, veteran fifth-grade teacher Patrick Morgan was caught secretly recording 28 colleagues inside a staff bathroom at Sand Creek Middle School.

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