Two students allegedly recorded themselves engaged in sexual activity at a Lawrence, Massachusetts high school.
“I heard about it,” said student Miguel Matos. “I’m pretty sure everyone heard about it. You don’t get bragging rights. You’re just going to get yourself in trouble.”
The incident allegedly happened in a Lawrence High School hallway, right outside a classroom.
“I was disgusted because my child goes here,” said parent Karlina Caminero.
The incident was recorded on cell phone and is now making its way all over social media.
“Unfortunately it’s the way these kids are growing up,” said parent Stacey Houde. “I feel like everything’s recorded, everything’s a joke, I feel like that’s how this generation is now, it’s sad.”
School officials called parents Tuesday and sent out a letter as well, stating in part “We want to emphasize how seriously we take this matter--including its impact on our students and school community...School leadership and faculty will be discussing these issues, including appropriate personal conduct and responsible social media behavior…”
“Where’s the security,” asked Caminero. “The video is 15 minutes long, and you don’t see anybody walk by, no security, nothing.”
The school community is stunned by the video, where it was recorded, and how many people have shared it cell phone to cell phone.
“When I first heard about it I thought it was outrageous to be honest with you,” said Pamela Acosta, whose brother is a student at the school. “I couldn’t believe it, I couldn’t believe my eyes.”
In a statement, the district says the video appears to have taken place earlier this fall following an after-school extracurricular event.
School officials will not say if the students involved will be disciplined.
“I think it’s really sad,” said parent Martha Graciani. “Kids need to be educated and parents need to talk to their children about the incident.”
The school district is investigating and police too tell us they are looking into it and have questioned some students.