Investigation finds cameras were used for custodian suspected of sleeping on the job at East High
A police investigation into hidden recording devices found at East High School in January concluded that cameras were used to monitor a school custodian who was suspected of sleeping during night shifts, which is in direct violation of Madison School District policy.
In an email to families Tuesday night, Superintendent Carlton Jenkins said Madison police's investigation had concluded and found that no crime had been committed nor was there any intent to commit a crime, although the use of surveillance equipment goes against district policy. The investigation also found evidence that there had been two cameras previously installed.
"The request and subsequent approval of these concealed devices should have never occurred," Jenkins said. "Their installation is not in alignment with our values as a school district."
Cameras were installed in two spaces that had furniture "conducive for sleeping," and the cameras were angled to only capture the furniture and not "any individuals in immediate proximity," Jenkins said.
The cameras were disabled after two weeks of monitoring the custodian, which provided no results.
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