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6th Graders Find Camera Their Sub May Have Set Up in Classroom to Record Them

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A group of sixth graders at Rancho Dominguez Prep School in Long Beach say they discovered their substitute teacher had possibly set up a camera under his desk to record them in the classroom. Now that teacher has been removed from the school while the Los Angeles Unified School District launches an investigation into the allegations.

"The teacher's name has not been released, and there is no word on the images the camera captured," reports ABC7.

Students say they first became aware of the recording equipment when the camera fell from under the desk, according to KTLA.

A letter from the principal, Keri Lew, and LAUSD officials went out to parents to alert them regarding the alleged misconduct and the investigation by the Long Beach Police Department, though the letter did not offer details regarding the confidential material associated with the case.