Teacher accused of recording students changing clothes

Teacher accused of recording students changing clothes
Posted at 1:12 PM, Sep 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-12 13:12:00-04

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Authorities in Florida have arrested a high school teacher who they say placed two camera phones in a changing room to secretly record female students undressing.

Hillsborough County Sheriff's spokeswoman Crystal Clark said in a news release that 49-year-old Bloomingdale Senior High School fashion design teacher Mark Ackett told deputies he put the cameras in a classroom where students were changing for a class assignment. He was arrested Tuesday on one count of video voyeurism.

A 17-year-old student told investigators she was changing clothes when she noticed an electronic recording device. She says she immediately got dressed and reported the incident to school administrators. School officials began investigating and notified the sheriff's office.

Investigators say Ackett admitted he recorded students while they changed. A lawyer isn't listed on jail records.

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