School chief shifted over toilet spycam video

School chief shifted over toilet spycam video

Man in Nakhon Phanom accused of offering cash to buy silence of victim caught on video

The Nakhon Phanom school director shown placing a spy camera in a pub toilet allegedly offered cash in exchange for the silence of one of the people caught on video. (Taken from the Red Skull Forever Facebook page)
The Nakhon Phanom school director shown placing a spy camera in a pub toilet allegedly offered cash in exchange for the silence of one of the people caught on video. (Taken from the Red Skull Forever Facebook page)

NAKHON PHANOM: A school director has been moved to an inactive post pending an investigation into a video showing him placing a camera in the toilet of a pub in this northeastern province.

The head of the primary school in Ban Phaeng district has been assigned to the District 2 provincial education office while the inquiry takes place, said Pholchai Chumpanya, director of the office.

Education officials have set up a fact-finding panel to determine whether the action the man is accused of was intentional or not. If it was deemed to be unintentional, he could face a warning and a salary cut. If it was deemed intentional, the action would be a serious disciplinary violation that would result in dismissal from government service, Mr Pholchai told local media on Saturday.

So far, no complaints have been filed with police in connection with the incident.

The story came to light when the video was posted on the “Red Skull Forever” Facebook page, which features numerous salacious video exposés and has 106,000 followers.

A message posted with the video said the camera was first placed in the toilet of a pub in Renu district on Aug 7. “Someone saw it but the camera was still recording,” it said. “The school director then offered cash to the victim to end the case and threatened the person not to tell others as it would be a waste of time. He claimed to have a relative who is a senior police officer.”

The man accused of placing the spycam had previously served as the director of a school in Mukdahan province before being moved to Nakhon Phanom. Students at his previous school were aware of his conduct but nobody dared expose it, claimed the page.

A video posted on the Red Skull Forever Facebook page shows a man later identified as the director of a school in Nakhon Phanom putting a camera in the toilet of a pub in the northeastern province.


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