The University of new Hampshire Director of Basketball Operations has been banned from campus after allegedly taking pictures of men’s basketball players in the locker room.
According to police Scott A. Weitzell, 50, was with the team while they were at a game at the University of Vermont when the incident happened.
Weitzell has been banned from campus and was arrested Tuesday, more than a month after the pictures were allegedly taken on Jan. 20.
“UNH President Mark Huddleston is deeply troubled by the amount of time that passed between the Vermont game and the reporting of the allegations to UNH senior officials,” UNH Chief Communications Officer Joel Seligman said.
So far Weitzell has only been charged with misleading investigators for smashing his cell phone when he was arrested.
“At this time it does not appear that any of the material seized include images of any person under the age of 18,” UNH Police Chief Paul Dean said.
Campus police are working with county police in New Hampshire in Vermont during the investigation.
“We’re leaving no stone unturned and it just may very well be that we uncover other things,” Dean said.
Students said they haven’t heard much about the allegations against the former director of basketball operations, but they say what he’s accused of doing definitely shouldn’t have happened.
“I’ve heard not too much about it but it’s definitely something that we shouldn’t have going on here,” one student said.
Some students are just outraged by the incident.
"It's crazy that something like that can happen
here. You don't think about that stuff happening around here,” one student said.
"Privacy is a very important thing to people so people taking advantage of that it's completely wrong," said another student.
Weitzell was also a basketball coach for middle and high school students in Newmarket, N.H. for 20 years and police are investigating to see if anything similar occurred there.
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