Police have arrested a member of staff - who has since resigned - after the shock discovery at Newcastle’s Gosforth Academy
PARENTS have been warned after a recording device was found in the toilets at a Tyneside school.
Letters were sent home to thousands of mums and dads informing them officers were investigated “alleged offences of voyeurism” at Newcastle’s Gosforth Academy.
Police have arrested a member of staff – who has since resigned – after the shock discovery at the the 2,000-pupil school.
Cops confirmed they were called on January 26 after a recording device was found in staff toilets.
A 53-year-old man, who worked on the premises but wasn’t a teacher, was later arrested.
In his letter, Mr Robinson emphasised police had conducted an “extensive sweep” of the school and were “confident” there was no further risk to staff or students.
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No children are believed to have been involved or affected by it.
Police said the suspect has been reported for the alleged offence, but hasn’t been formally charged.
A Northumbria Police spokesperson said: “On January 26, police received a report that a recording device had been found in a staff toilet at Gosforth Academy.
“A 53-year-old man, who was a school employee but not a member of teaching staff, was arrested in connection with the incident and an investigation is ongoing.”
A Newcastle City Council spokesman added: “There is no information at this stage to suggest the incidents involve or affect any of the students.
“Police investigations are ongoing and it would not be appropriate to comment any further.”
In his letter, Mr Robinson said: “We are aware that this sort of incident is distressing for all and as always the safety and well being of all students is of the utmost importance.
“Please rest assured we are working with the police and the local authority safeguarding unit to ensure every possible measure is in place to guarantee your child’s safety.”
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