WASHINGTON — The FBI has joined the investigation into the hidden camera that was found inside a Prince George’s County school office.
In a statement Friday, county police said that the bureau’s Baltimore field office is assisting the department “in the forensic examination of the data.”
The camera was found Monday morning by an employee, whom police consider to be the victim. That person — and the school involved — have yet to be identified.
Also Friday, authorities reiterated that the device, which apparently only captured video, was not placed in a bathroom or locker room.
Earlier, police had said that the device could be accessed remotely and that it was placed “deliberately hidden” for at least several months.
“We believe that it was placed to gather information,” Prince George’s County police Chief Hank Stawinski said Monday.
On Friday, the chief asked for the public’s patience as the case progresses.
“I want our community to know that if, at any point in our investigation, we discover information that needs to be brought to the attention of parents whose children attend the affected school, I will do so immediately,” Stawinski said.