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MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (CBS) — A former Lenape High School teacher received a five-year sentence to the New Jersey State Prison after he recorded upskirt videos and took photos of female students.

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eric howell Former South Jersey Teacher Gets 5 Years In Prison For Making Upskirt Videos Of Female Students

Credit: (Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office)

Eric T. Howell, 44, pled guilty in March to a second-degree charge of endangering the welfare of a child.

According to court records, Howell used a camera concealed in a coconut water box that he put in the mesh side of his briefcase. His recordings took place last year in his classroom and the school’s hallways.

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Howell was hired as a chemistry teacher at the school in 2016.