Statement issued by Penn Principal Steve Hope on locker room camera incident
Statement from Penn principal Steve Hope about the locker room camera incident in which a Penn custodian, Robert Troup faces preliminary voyeurism and child pornography charges:
"We know there are many rumors and questions about the camera that was found in the boys swim locker room at Penn High School. It will take more time to gather all of the facts but here’s what we know so far:
Penn students found a camera in the boys swim locker room in January 2011. An adult at Penn High School was told about the camera on Wed. November 30, 2011. Penn administrators made a report the same day to the police. The police took custody of the Secure Digital (SD) card from the camera which contains the electronic images. The electronic images on the SD card led to the arrest of a Penn High School custodian. Penn staff have searched all Penn High School locker rooms and restrooms and determined that no other cameras exist. We are not in possession of the SD card so we do not know what electronic images are on it. We are cooperating fully with the police in the investigation.
Finally, we want the community to know that we are deeply saddened by this breach of trust by one of our staff members. Parents who have questions or concerns can call the superintendent’s administrative assistant at 574-258-9595."