Student accused of spying on girls through restroom ceiling

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A high school student is accused of spying on girls in several school restrooms, according to officials in Paulding County, Georgia.

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The 15-year-old allegedly crawled into the ceiling at Hiram High School in Hiram, made peepholes and watched the girls from above.

He was caught Thursday when a student said she spotted him coming out of the ceiling.

Authorities aren’t sure how long the accused student may have been spying.

“It’s disturbing. We definitely feel for the girls that had to deal with this,” said Paulding County Sgt. Ashley Henson.

Investigators said it’s unclear how many girls were spied on.

“I was in the same hall where it happened. I was in the same bathroom, but I don’t know if it happened before, or after,” student Bethany Furman said.

The boy has been detained at a youth detention facility and faces two peeping Tom charges.

Investigators are looking into whether the student took any pictures while in the ceiling. If so, he could face a longer list of charges.

“I wouldn’t want to have a daughter up here and somebody’s peeping down on her or whatever. That’s crazy,” parent Marcus Grissom said.

The school sent a note home to parents informing them of the incident.

School officials would not say what disciplinary actions the student could face.