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Firefighter tries to reapply after placing camera in women’s bathroom

The teen admitted to recording pictures and video of a female paramedic; he withdrew his application after backlash

GASTON COUNTY, N.C. — A volunteer firefighter who left the department after being accused of trying to record female firefighters in a bathroom recently tried to rejoin the department.

Shelby Star reported that the incident involving a former junior firefighter happened last October at Crowders Mountain Volunteer Fire and Rescue. The teen admitted to recording pictures and video of a female paramedic and he claimed to have deleted them.

The county provided sexual harassment training for the department. The woman never filed charges against the teen.

The situation popped back up this week when word spread that the former volunteer had reapplied to the department.

Fire Chief Eric Withers confirmed the former firefighter had applied and later withdrew his application.

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