School principal arrested for spying and breaking into houses in New Jersey

A six-month investigation in New Jersey into the case of a man who leaned out of the windows of several houses and entered one of them led to the arrest of Danny McEaddy, who turned out to be a former elementary school principal.

The investigation began in February when a woman reported that a man had entered her home in the town of Winslow and tried to force her into a room, according to local police. The man fled before officers arrived.

The same suspect reportedly returned to that home in May and looked out the window, but again fled before authorities arrived.

Winslow police said they received several more calls in early August about a man looking out the houses window. Later that month, McEaddy was arrested in such an incident.

Later Winslow police linked him to the above cases and charged him with theft and invasion of privacythe station reported New Jersey 101.5 FM.

Authorities confirmed that McEaddy was the principal at “Hillcrest Elementary School” in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania in 2020. In a video introduction there, he said he was a father and husband with 15 years of experience as an educator.

After one year, he became principal of the Freedom Charter School in Camden through the 2021-2022 school year. That school’s superintendent, Wyomia L. Scott, said in a statement “that the charges appear to relate to conduct that may or may not have taken place during or after Mr. McEaddy’s employment. Mr. McEaddy’s actions in no way involve” that institution.

Winslow Police ask anyone who believes they may have been a victim in this case to call the department at 609-567-0700 ext. 1200. All charges are mere accusations and the persons prosecuted are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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