Janitor arrested after hidden camera found in girl's locker room at Stuart school

STUART, Fla. -- Police have made an arrest after investigating a hidden camera found in the girl's locker room of Stuart's Pine School last week.

Michael Scott Girard, 25, of Palm City, was arrested on 11 counts of video voyeurism and one count of tampering with evidence almost one week after several girls discovered a cell phone hidden in the ceiling of a locker room.

Girard was the janitor for the Pine School, a private school for kindergarden through sixth grade.

According to the arrest report, two female students between the ages of 11 and 12 gave Girard the cell phone after finding it and believing it was put there by a male student. Girard was "the first adult they had seen," the report reads.

"You don't expect that sort of thing at a private school obviously," said parent Bob Davis. "It's pretty sick you know."

The girls found the cell phone when they turned the locker room lights off and saw a light shining from the ceiling, near a tile in the corner of the room, the arrest report states. The tile was propped up using a bottle of nail polish.

Later, the girls asked the school's principal if there were any updates about the phone and its owner. But the principal didn't know what the girls were talking about because Girard never alerted any administrators, the report states.

When questioned by school officials, Girard denied ever receiving the phone or speaking with the girls.

Girard was later escorted from the campus and placed on administrative leave while police conducted an investigation.

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