State police have been asked to investigate allegations of unauthorized videotaping of female students at Boyle County Middle School, and one teacher has been placed on leave pending the outcome of the investigation.
Superintendent Pam Rogers confirmed the presence of police investigators and the leave.
"We're not allowed to say a great deal because it is an ongoing investigation," she said. "I can confirm that some students at the middle school approached the staff and expressed concern, and we immediately called the police."
The incident allegedly occurred earlier this week when some students in a photography class needed a place to change into costumes. According to the mother of one of the girls involved, the girls were told they could change clothing in a room used for audio-visual recording.
The parent said one of the girls realized a camera was on while she was in the office, and she removed the tape and took it home. Some of the students apparently approached assistant principal Rob Pendygraft Wednesday with their concerns about the possibility that a tape or tapes existed. Rogers said Pendygraft reacted by calling his supervisors, and state police were contacted within the hour.