Superintendent weighs in on video found on a Dunlap teacher's computer

By Mark Bullion

September 12, 2012 Updated Sep 12, 2012 at 7:35 PM CDT

DUNLAP, Ill. -- Dunlap School officials are shedding new light on how they say they caught a teacher with inappropriate video of students on his computer.

Superintendent Doctor Jay Marino says officials were alerted when a student and teacher saw questionable video on Gordon Mills' computer.

Mills is accused of setting up a type of recording device on the floors of his classrooms at Dunlap High School and Dunlap Valley Middle School.

School officials believe the recording device was placed under Mills' desk.

"The contents of the video clips was both male and female students walking up to the teacher's desk in order to turn in assignments, that would be the nature of the video clip. There was a low camera angle up in an attempt to view private areas of students," said Marino.

Mills resigned from the district on Saturday.

Marino says the 10-year veteran had no prior incidents that would have alarmed officials.

Mills' attorney declined to comment on the investigation which is in the hands of the Peoria County State's Attorney Office.