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Video shows students fondling each other in class

Monday, April 1, 2013 7:02 PM
Last updated 9:32 PM
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While reviewing video surveillance footage Friday, a teacher caught two Evans High School students inappropriately touching each other.

The culinary arts teacher told an assistant principal that she was reviewing footage from the camera in her room to investigate the report of a lost book bag when she saw the students fondling each other March 25, according to a Columbia County Sheriff’s Office incident report. In the video, it appeared the students were rubbing each other’s genital areas during class.

The assistant principal said she spoke to students who were sitting behind the couple and they confirmed what the video showed, according to the report.

The deputy spoke to the parents of both students and they did not want to pursue criminal charges.

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urright
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urright 04/02/13 - 03:17 pm
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Come on...

Do you think teachers have nothing better to do than watch surveillance video of their classroom to catch a kid pick a wedgie? If the kid doesn't want anyone to see an act, don't do it in PUBLIC. We trust them with our children. I trust them with a videotape.

Good gracious--the bookbag issue was probably handled, but since it wasn't a part of the groping, it wasn't written in the report.

And yes--parents are allowed to watch the video if their child is on there fighting or committing a crime.

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Riverman1 04/02/13 - 04:16 pm
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"And yes--parents are allowed

"And yes--parents are allowed to watch the video if their child is on there fighting or committing a crime."

So you are implying if there is a dispute about the teacher's conduct with a kid, the parents CANNOT view the video? It's government property and could be viewed if a court so ordered. Why wouldn't the school system allow the parents to view it when there is a dispute with the teacher?

Matter of fact, don't we have a question now of the teacher's supervision as noted above? Should we observe her actions during this escapade?

lynjones
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lynjones 04/02/13 - 04:53 pm
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Seriously???

Most of y'all sound like this is acceptable behavior in a classsroom!

KSL
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KSL 04/02/13 - 05:22 pm
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lynjones

My thoughts entirely. It is unacceptable anywhere in public.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 04/02/13 - 05:45 pm
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This is what some are responding to

The deputy spoke to the parents of both students and they did not want to pursue criminal charges.

WHO wants to file criminal charges on the teens???

No it isn't ok....no it isn't acceptable...no it isn't proper
BUT is it a jail offense....if it is.. we can fill the jails with teens.

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 04/02/13 - 06:08 pm
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I Think Some Of You Are Missing Something.

When I was growing up, Fondling was considered in the area of a moral issue. Now we live in a non-moral atmosphere. The new transformation of America has made such actions a natural and accepted way of life, like gay parades and marriages. Most of our new generation are being educated and almost forced to act out their passions to produce an other generation of popouts. Morality no longer is part of our lifes, just ask some of our atheist friends.

Willie Loman
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Willie Loman 04/02/13 - 07:44 pm
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Kudos to Giants. Well said.

Kudos to Giants. Well said.

urright
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urright 04/03/13 - 03:19 pm
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River

Why are your panties in a knot? You can also assume that I am implying that a parent could not watch the video if a monkey was flying out of their child's butt. Yes--parents have been allowed to see the video if there were allegations of misconduct by a teacher. They have seen the video when their child is a victim of another child. They have seen the video when their child is the suspect of an assault on a teacher or another student. The cameras are there for the safety of the kids and the teachers--not to be Big Brother. 99% of the video is never viewed, but it sure is nice to have it when it's needed.
You have obvioulsy never been in a classroom if you think a teacher can see everything all the time. Didn't you pass notes, eat candy, or talk behind a teacher's back? ALL of us have.

Darby
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Darby 04/03/13 - 03:54 pm
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"And the crime would be?????????????"

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I think the technical and legal term is unauthorized and inappropriate hanky-panky.

Crystal Light
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Crystal Light 04/05/13 - 09:28 am
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These type of articles should

These type of articles should not be allowed to be posted until after the students have been found guilty. In this country we are supposed to be innocent until proven guilty! According to my sources, there was not enough evidence in this video to convict these students of anything other than PDA and they were allowed to go back to school. The "Witnesses" that said they saw and heard things, were proven to be liars and their testimonies were thrown out. Please, people, GET YOUR FACTS STRAIGHT before you try to slam other people!!

Darby
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Darby 04/05/13 - 10:53 am
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"According to my sources...."

Sources?? You have sources...???

Crystal Light
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Crystal Light 04/05/13 - 06:21 pm
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Just call ccboe and verify

Just call ccboe and verify for yourself if you don't believe me.

Darby
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Darby 04/05/13 - 08:47 pm
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"Just call ccboe and verify"

Not really that interested. This is the kind of thing that, at one time, was handled in the classroom by the teacher. Assuming the teacher had even a modicum of leadership ability.

Sadly, few today can make that claim. As a matter of fact, leadership and initiative are qualities that seem to be largely filtered out prior to a teacher reaching the classroom.

class1
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class1 04/10/13 - 02:32 pm
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Cameras

I realize the fact that their are cameras in the hallways at the schools, however when did cameras get put into the classrooms to observe teacher and student behavior? Or was it something the individual teacher hooked up in her own classroom?

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