UPDATE: 6:45 p.m.
Crystal Lake Police are interviewing a person of interest regarding the pin-hole camera found in the boys' athletic locker room Thursday at Crystal Lake Central High School, according to Police Cmdr. Dan Dziewior.
"We are interviewing a person of interest at this time, which may result in resolution and criminal charges," Dziewior said.
UPDATE: 5:30 p.m.
Crystal Lake Police issued a press release stating that the video recording device found today at Crystal Lake Central High School is a "pin-hole" camera.
The camera is a stand-alone device, which does not possess the capability of main streaming video to a wireless system, according to police.
The Crystal Lake Police Department will be using a forensic examiner to review any digital images.
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ORIGINAL STORY Posted 4:30 p.m.
Community High School District 155 officials, along with police, are investigating what appears to be a video recording device discovered in the boys' athletic locker room at Crystal Lake Central High School.
District 155 Superintendent Johnnie Thomas sent an automated email to parents on Thursday afternoon explaining a Central student discovered the device at the school, 45 W. Franklin St.
"We take incidents like this very seriously, and a full investigation was launched immediately by our school resource officer and other members of the " Thomas said in the email.
"We also immediately inspected every locker room and bathroom at Crystal Lake Central and the district’s other high schools. No other devices were found."
The recorder has been turned over to law enforcement authorities, Thomas said.
"We are fully cooperating with the police investigation, and are very disappointed that someone would commit such an act," he added.
Pending the results of the police investigation, Thomas said school officials would pursue criminal and disciplinary action to the full extent possible under the law and school policy.
He said only limited details could be shared with the public because of the ongoing police investigation.
The school has its full array of social workers, counselors, and school psychologists available to support students should they have any issues processing this situation, he said.
Thomas said if parents, or their child, have any information regarding the incident, they should contact the Crystal Lake Police Department directly.
"The safety and welfare of all of our students is a top priority and we continue to work with the Crystal Lake Police to ensure that this issue is resolved in a thorough and expedient manner," Thomas said.