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Authorities still counting girls secretly photographed by high school instructor

EAU CLAIRE, WI (WTAQ) - Eau Claire County authorities are still trying to determine how many girls were secretly photographed by an instructor who apparently killed himself a day after he was arrested.

Authorities said 32-year-old Daniel Weggel, a piano instruction and assistant high school boys’ swim coach, drowned in Lake Wissota on Friday – a few hours after officers found images of nude girls at his home.

Sheriff Ron Cramer tells the Eau Claire Leader-Telegram that the number of victims remained unknown Monday, and officers had a lot of evidence to go through.

The sheriff said Weggel apparently had hidden cameras at his house, his victims’ homes, and other places where he could secretly capture the girls’ images. Some contained nudity and girls in compromising positions.

Weggel had been an assistant for the Eau Claire North and Memorial high school swim team since 2007.

School officials said counselors were being made available to students.