A California school superintendent has been charged with felony eavesdropping for installing a hidden video camera in a principal's office.

Craig Drennan, superintendent of the Modoc Joint Unified School District, was charged by Modoc County District Attorney Tom Buckwalter May 11 after police discovered the video camera in a fake smoke detector in Modoc High School Principal Dewey Pasquini's office.

Drennan said he installed the camera under the guidelines of the school district's lawyer in an effort catch someone who had apparently rifled through personnel files in Pasquini's office. Because the camera recorded only video images and


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