LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) – A letter to parents from a Las Vegas school Thursday says an employee was arrested for “electronic surveillance at school without knowledge.”

In an afternoon media release, CCSDPD identified the suspect as Haroon Zakai, 44. He will be on unpaid leave upon release per the negotiated agreement with the employee’s bargaining unit and will not be allowed on campus, according to CCSD.

Principal Anna Cool-MacRae sent the letter from Gwendolyn Woolley Elementary School.

“The safety of our students is the number one priority at Woolley Elementary School,” the letter said. “As always, we want to keep you informed of important matters happening within our school community.”

The letter says an employee was arrested on charges related to electronic surveillance at school without knowledge, attempting to destroy/conceal evidence and monitoring private conversations.

“CCSD Police arrested the individual in connection with an investigation initiated on Wednesday,” the letter says. “The initial investigation indicates the matter only involved adults.”

Hidden recording device found at CCSD elementary school(Mark Wilson)

FOX5 obtained a photo of the alleged recording device, seen above.

The employee will be on leave and will no longer be allowed on campus. Cool-MacRae says that they are cooperating with law enforcement in their investigation.

“Please know that this is a police investigation and that we, as school officials, do not have additional information to share,” the principal says.


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