A janitor in the Lee County school district was arrested for using a cellphone to peep on another person while they were in a bathroom according to law enforcement.
The janitor, Toney Waddell Feaster, of 258 Kelly Road in Sanford, was charged by the Lee County Sheriff’s department with secretly peeping using a photographic device.
According to NC state statute, this is a Class A1 misdemeanor.
“Unless covered by another provision of law providing greater punishment, any person who, while in possession of any device which may be used to create a photographic image, shall secretly peep into any room shall be guilty of a Class A1 misdemeanor.”
Feaster, age 28, is a janitor at East Lee Middle School. He posted a $5,000 bond and was released.
Lee County Sheriff Tracy Carter stated that the school employee who found the phone was the only person to have been recorded by that device.
The device was found in a private staff bathroom and law enforcement said that the incident did not involve any students.
East Lee Middle School released the following statement via telephone to parents:
On October 11, 2017, an employee at East Lee Middle School was dismissed following an investigation into misconduct. While personnel investigations are confidential under state law, we want to provide you with the information we are authorized to disclose. We can assure you that the employee in question has been dismissed, and that the misconduct did not involve students in any way.
Feaster was terminated the same day. It is unclear how long Feaster worked for the district or if a criminal background check was completed on him.
Earlier this month, a teacher in Orange county was arrested for assaulting his wife. Another teacher in New Hanover county was arrested for DWI. The New Hanover teacher is also being investigated for possible inappropriate relationships with students.