Staff at the Northfield elementary school discovered a cell phone taped to the inside of a trashcan in the staff bathroom Tuesday afternoon, according to school officials. It appeared to be recording through a small hole. Police said David Garcia-Espinal, 40, of Highwood, was identified after they reviewed security camera footage.
Skip to content. A middle school principal is accused of planting a hidden camera in another school's student locker room. Court documents say that Long, 46, was upset with her daughter's high school basketball coach, because she thought the coach was too stern on the young athletes. But Long allegedly took an unusual approach to dealing with the situation: she had her year-old daughter help her hide a cell phone camera in the Argyle High School girls' locker room in order to catch the coach yelling at the girls. While she maintains that she broke no laws, other mothers have expressed concerns about the filming. The footage didn't capture anything inappropriate, and Long's daughter has not been charged, the Star-Telegram reported.
Wendee Long, a principal at Wayside Middle School in Fort Worth, is accused of planting the camera to verify accusations by her daughters that their basketball coach yelled too much. The teen is not facing any charges. Though authorities say the camera did not record anything inappropriate, Long was arrested Monday and charged with improper photography and wiretapping. Long was apprehended after someone anonymously turned the video over to the superintendent and school board officials.
She took the camera to a school district employee who said he would make the school administration aware. But the girl's mother says after three days she did not hear anything from the school and decided to contact law enforcement. Detectives from York Police contacted York Intermediate School administrators who were reportedly unaware of the incident and camera. They worked together to identify the employee who the camera was turned over to and identified him as year-old Jonathan Lamont King. Detectives took King's computer from the school and after thorough analysis of the computer issued warrants for his arrest. It was a flash drive camera that was placed underneath the sink facing the toilet. School officials say the bathroom where the camera was found was for students who were sent to in-school suspension.