Friday, Aug 1, 2014
Fairfield Teacher Charged With Videotaping Female Students
FAIRFIELD -- A Fairfield high school teacher is now facing formal charges for videotaping teenage girls.
Math teacher and track coach Timothy Going was arrested Friday. On Monday, the 43-year-old was formally charged with burglary and unlawful videotaping of students.
The school says custodians found a video recording device last week in the girl's locker room at the high school.
"The first hour of classes we all talked about it," said Going's student and freshman Levi Belangee. "In class he talked to the girls a lot, a lot more than normal."
The news has been a shock to both students and staff.
"I heard about it Saturday morning," explained freshman Ryan Walter. "My mom called me downstairs and at first I thought it was a joke."
The school has already made changes.
"We went to a different classroom, and it was a substitute teacher," said Walter. "The principal came in and talked to us and told us that if we have any questions we should come and ask her."
High school administration declined to comment because of the ongoing investigation by Illinois State Police but did release a statement over the weekend.
School faculty says the safety and welfare of its students is a "top priority" and administrators are cooperating fully with law enforcement.
Former Fairfield grad Kimberly Young has two female relatives at the school and says she's disappointed.
"This man needs the Lord, and I feel sorry for him and I feel sorry for the victims," explained Young.
Going has been suspended with pay pending an investigation by Illinois State Police.
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