A New Jersey elementary school janitor has been accused of filming himself contaminating cafeteria food with saliva, urine, and feces before it was served to children,
The deeply disturbed employee of the Elizabeth Moore School in Upper Deerfield Township, identified as Giovanni Impellizzari, 25, was arrested on Oct. 31, a day after school authorities received multiple anonymous tips about his sickening behavior.
According to an affidavit filed Thursday, the school caught wind of Impellizzari’s alleged actions after he uploaded the videos via encrypted texting app Telegram, showing what appeared to be a school setting in the background.
In complaint documents, Impellizzari’s grotesque alleged actions were said to include “spraying bleach into a container of cucumbers” and “wiping his anus, penis, and testicles, and spitting saliva on kitchen utensils and bread,” which authorities said was “likely used to prepare food and served to children at his place of employment, with the intention of harming the children.
The videos also allegedly showed Impellizzari “masturbating and urinating” on pillows and kitchen bowls.
According to the Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Office, investigators recovered items matching or resembling those depicted in the videos and are currently trying to determine whether the alleged acts occurred recently or sometime in the past.
The Upper Deerfield Township School District is working closely with the Cumberland County Department of Health to ensure the school’s food preparation, serving utensils and surfaces have been properly sanitized, and that any contaminated food products were discarded.
Authorities said they are also in the process of collecting bodily fluid samples from Impellizzari to determine whether there’s any potential for infectious disease transmission to anyone at the school who consumed the tainted food. Affected parties will be notified once a determination is made, but for now the health department is recommending anyone suspecting illness to contact their healthcare provider.
Impellizzari has been employed by the district since September 2019.
Upper Deerfield Schools Superintendent Peter Koza did not respond to a message seeking comment.