The Kusatsushi Board of Education in Shiga Prefecture, Japan made a public announcement on June 3 that a teacher employed at an elementary school within the Kusatsushi area was being questioned after installing a small, compact-style camera inside the girls’ toilets at the school where he worked.

The police, who received an incident report from the school, are treating the matter as unauthorized entry with the purpose of taking voyeuristic photos.

According to the board of education, on May 31 at approximately 10:30 a.m., a fifth-grade student noticed a small camera attached to the toilet inside the girls’ lavatory. The school was quick to conduct its own internal investigation into the matter, which resulted in the culprit confessing outright to the act.

The person who came forward was a male teacher at the same school, who attempted to explain his behavior by claiming that, “It was the first time I’d used the camera and I just wanted to test out the equipment. I’d like to apologize to all the students who have been distressed by the incident.”

Last year, the same school teacher took nine months off from his teaching post due to a mental breakdown. He returned to the work place in April of this year.

Itsuro Miki, a leading figure at the board of education commented that, “We are treating the matter with the utmost seriousness and are working as hard as possible to restore everyone’s trust in the education system.”

Source: MSN Sankei News