By Angela Rozier
Palm City, FL (WPBF/CNN) - A school janitor is in jail accused of hiding a camera in a girls locker room.
Police in Stuart, Florida arrested Michael Girard Monday morning.
Michael Girard's neighbors had no idea he had been taken into custody.
"He's been a quiet guy, he gets on his motorcycle go to work, he comes back, he leaves and that was it," said neighbor Johnny Mixson.
His landlord says she's never had any problems with him.
"You cannot expect anything from Michael he's very, nice quiet person and decent person, I never had any problems with him, never," said landlord Rosa Salguero.
Detectives say it was Girard's cell phone that was discovered hidden inside the girls' locker room at the Pines Lower School.
"The girls told me that they came in, they were playing a joke, they were flickering the lights and they saw a white light coming from a corner, they thought at first it might have been a security camera," said Det. Heather Rothe.
Detectives say two sixth grader girls climbed up and retrieved the camera, pushed rewind, and when they heard their voices they handed it over to the first adult they ran into, which happened to be Girard, the school janitor.
Police say when he was confronted by another school official he said the girls never gave him a cell phone.
But after questioning, he changed his story and was escorted out of the building.
"We want to again also praise the 6th grade girls for doing what they did right and being very proactive in making sure that they followed through with what event occurred with them and we will like to get back to doing what we do best which is educating our children," said interim Head of School.
Girard was booked in county jail on $30,000 bond. He faces 11 counts of felony voyeurism and one count of destruction of evidence.
He's on administrative leave pending termination.
The phone was found last month, but police say they had to interview young witnesses and their parents, which took some time, before taking action.