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Missouri teacher charged with videotaping students

Missouri teacher charged with videotaping students

April 4th, 2011 in News

ST. LOUIS, Mo. (AP) - A former St. Louis-area high school social studies teacher has been charged with videotaping female students without their knowledge.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 34-year-old Matthew Johnson was charged Friday in St. Louis County with second-degree invasion of privacy.

Maryland Heights police said the former Pattonville High School teacher captured "revealing glimpses" of the girls' bodies using a hidden camera shaped like a pen.

Johnson was arrested March 31 and resigned the same day. He had been with the district six years.

Pattonville Superintendent of Schools Michael A. Fulton said in a letter to parents that there is no evidence the videos were shared or that there was there inappropriate physical contact.

Bond has been set at $50,000. No attorney was listed for Johnson in online court records.