Collier County deputies say teacher put video camera in elementary school bathroom

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Diego Alberto Rojas-Pulido
Credit: Collier County Public Schools

A teacher with Collier County Public Schools is in hot water. The Collier County Sheriff’s Office says an investigation determined that the teacher put a video camera in a bathroom at Pinecrest Elementary School in Immokalee.

Diego Alberto Rojas-Pulido is facing one count of video voyeurism – offender 24 or older and victim under 16. This is a second-degree felony.

CCSO says the three students discovered what they thought was a video recording device attached to a metal toilet paper holder. This was in a bathroom near where Rojas-Pulido was teaching on Tuesday.

But, Rojas-Pulido apparently removed the device later in the day, students said. On Wednesday one of the students told a school counselor, who then reported it to Pinecrest’s principal and CCSO. The district removed Rojas-Pulido from the school.

Then, on Thursday, deputies went to Rojas-Pulido’s house in the 14000-block of Pleasant Bay Lane after they say he tried to take his own life. He was transported to a hospital in Lee County.

The suspect was served with an arrest warrant from CCSO in the hospital. A photo will be available once he is booked into jail.

This investigation remains ongoing.

Collier County Public Schools sent WINK News a statement:

We have been informed of an arrest by the Collier County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) of a District employee, Diego Rojas. Upon learning of the allegations, CCPS immediately removed Diego Rojas from the school and terminated his employment with the District. The matter is currently under criminal investigation and the District is cooperating with CCSO.

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