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School Employee Fired After Camera-Like Device Found In Bathroom: Principal

By David Matthews | September 12, 2016 8:52am | Updated on September 12, 2016 10:04am
 Ogden International School's East Campus, 24 W. Walton St.
Ogden International School's East Campus, 24 W. Walton St.
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DOWNTOWN — An Ogden International School employee has been fired after a device resembling a camera was found in one of the school's bathrooms, Ogden's principal said.

Michael Beyer, Ogden's principal, told parents in an email Sunday night that he was limited in what information he could share, but that the move is another step toward ensuring school safety.

"Please know the safety of our children and staff is our top priority," Beyer wrote in the email. "We have taken every every step possible to ensure that this type of incident does not occur again."

Beyer wrote that the employee was "removed from their responsibilities and will not return to the school."

Staff said last week a plastic device that resembled a camera was found Wednesday in a staff bathroom at the east campus of the school, 24 W. Walton St.

Beyer told parents then that the device "is not designed to send information, so we are confident that no images were transmitted by the device."

"We do not want this incident to cast a cloud over the wonderful start to our new year," Beyer wrote. "We have been assured that CPD will drive the investigation to closure, and we will take every necessary precaution to prevent this from ever happening again."

Beyer said police removed the device and did not find any others during a sweep of the school.

Police said Monday morning they are still investigating the incident and no arrests have been made yet.

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