CRIME
02/27/2014 11:01 am ET Updated Feb 27, 2014

Substitute Teacher Michael Luecke Accused Of Masturbating In School Hallway

Police say a substitute teacher at a Connecticut high school was caught masturbating Wednesday in a school hallway as he watched students in the courtyard, The Hartford Courant reported.

Michael Luecke, 72, was arrested for public indecency, breach of the peace and risk of injury to a minor, according to reports.

A faculty worker at Westhill High School in Stamford told police she spotted Luecke lying on the ground and thought he was injured. But on closer inspection, she saw him "manipulating his penis," police said, per the Courant.

Video surveillance footage also shows him in a second suspiciously lewd act, Stamford Police Lt. Diedrich Hohn told News 12 in the segment above.

"The principal took immediate action and called the police,” Stamford Public Schools rep Sharon Beadle told the New York Daily News. Beadle said Luecke had worked at the school since 2009.

Hohn told the Daily News that Luecke had no criminal record.

Luecke was filling in for a music teacher, News 12 mentioned.

He was placed on suicide watch after the incident and was held on $25,000 bond, the Stamford Advocate reported.

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