WOODBURY — Adam L. Mayr, 37, of Washington Township, has been arrested and charged with invasion of privacy, endangering the welfare of a child and official misconduct, all related to the creation of images of private areas of students at the Gloucester County Institute of Technology in Deptford Township without their knowledge.
The GCIT administration became aware of the allegations March 12 and notified law enforcement the same day.
Mayr, an English teacher at the GCIT high school, was arrested late Friday, March 13.
Bail on the charges — nine counts on each of the three offenses alleged — was set at $300,000. Mayr was placed in the Salem County Jail in default of bail.
The acts are all said to have occurred in the school. Mayr allegedly used a pen equipped with a camera to shoot photos up the skirts of female students, according to a source. He was caught after one student saw what he was doing and videotaped him doing it.
The allegations, initially reported by GCIT students, were investigated by the Major Crimes Unit of the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office. Assisting in the investigation was the Gloucester County Sheriff’s Department.
The Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office is working with the GCIT administration to identify all affected students and notify their families. Anyone with information about possibly affected students is asked to contact the GCPO Major Crimes Unit at 856-384-5500.