A former fifth grade teacher at Sand Creek Middle School arrested by Colonie police last month for unlawful surveillance faces additional charges out of Herkimer County.
According to State Police, Patrick Morgan was arrested on Monday, March 28, on 11 additional felonies of unlawful surveillance and one misdemeanor count of endangering the welfare of a child.
All victims have been notified and there are no indicating factors that there are additional victims or charges forthcoming, according to State Police. There are no implications to any schools or businesses.
On Feb. 14, Colonie police arrested Morgan, 57, for allegedly placing a camera disguised as a cell phone in a co-ed bathroom at Sand Creek. After that arrest, a search warrant was executed at his home.
Morgan is from Frankfort in Herkimer County and has been a teacher at Sand Creek for 28 years.
A Sand Creek faculty member spotted the suspicious looking cell phone charger and turned it over to police. It was determined to be a functioning camera that contained “videos and images of multiple faculty members, male and female, in various stages of undress,” according to Colonie Police Lt. Daniel Belles.
There was no indication any Sand Creek students were recorded. Morgan has been on administrative leave since his arrest and has not worked on school grounds.