A south Jersey school teacher was arrested and charged with child endangerment after he allegedly created images of students' private areas while they were at school, police said.
Adam L. Mayr, 37, an English teacher at Gloucester County Institute of Technology in Deptford Twp. was arrested last Friday, a day after school administration was notified of inappropriate behavior allegedly involving Mayr.
According to police, Mayr created images of private areas of students at GCIT without their knowledge.
Mayr was charged with endangering the welfare of a child, invasion of privacy and official misconduct.
He was taken to Salem County Jail and his bail was set at $300,000. Mayr has also been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation, according to the school.
"GCIT takes an allegation of inappropriate behavior by a teacher seriously. Such conduct is not tolerated. The safety and wellbeing of students is always our foremost concern. When an accusation is made, it is immediately investigated and steps are taken to ensure all board policies and the requirements of the law are followed. In this situation, the district administration interviewed the students and immediately took action, including reporting the matter to the district’s school resource officer and the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office."
Gloucester County officials are working to identify all students who were unknowingly involved.