Teacher put recording device in NJ elementary school bathroom, police say
PARSIPPANY — A teacher was arrested after allegedly placing a recording device in a bathroom used by adults at an elementary school.
Parsippany Police Chief Paul Phillips said Christopher Esnes, 40, of Gillette was charged with putting the device in the toilet area of a bathroom used by faculty members at the Littleton School in Morris Plain. The device had been there for an undetermined period of time, according to Phillips, who said the device was not easily visible.
Phllips said that no footage involving a student was found, and the incident remains under investigation.
Joni Benos, a spokeswoman for the Parsippany-Troy Hills School District, said Esnes was "suspended and banned" from all district properties.
Benos said Esnes began his teaching career at the Littleton school in September, 2000 and earned an annual salary of $81,785.00 plus additional $2,430.00 in longevity pay. State records indicate he taught physical education.
Contact reporter Dan Alexander at Dan.Alexander@townsquaremedia.com.
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