WESTHAMPTON - A middle school gym teacher is accused of putting a camera in a locker room and secretly recording young girls.

Police say 27-year-old Thomas Sheppard, a gym teacher at Westhampton Middle School, used a cell phone to record female students in the locker room.

Sheppard was charged this afternoon with unlawful surveillance, but police say other charges may be forthcoming.

Police say there has been a lot of support for Sheppard and that there have been reports of students bullying the victims involved in this case on social media websites.

State police urge anyone with information about this case to call them at 631-208-9002.