Principal: College students at a N.H. highschool have been secretly taking footage of ladies’ physique elements and placing them on buying and selling playing cards

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An investigation is underway after teen boys allegedly took pictures of ladies’ breasts and buttocks with out their information, graded them, and shared the pictures with others.

Highschool college students in Bedford, New Hampshire, allegedly snapped inappropriate images of ladies’ physique elements, graded them, and circulated them to their friends within the type of buying and selling playing cards, in accordance with faculty officers.  

In a message to households Friday, Superintendent Michael Fournier stated a gaggle of freshman and sophomore boys had taken footage of eleventh and Twelfth-grade ladies with out their information. Bedford Excessive Faculty Principal Bob Jozokos despatched an e-mail to oldsters saying the pictures have been of the ladies’ breasts and buttocks and that among the college students created buying and selling playing cards with the pictures that included “grades” of the ladies’ our bodies. 

“That is completely inappropriate habits and never anticipated of our college students,” Jozokos wrote within the e-mail, which was supplied to the New Hampshire Union Chief. “The scholars concerned with this habits can anticipate to have a gathering with their mother and father right here at college; a Saturday Faculty, in-school suspension, or out-of-school suspension relying upon the extent of their involvement; and a suspension from any athletic staff or group primarily based on the procedures within the Athletic and Organizations Handbook.”

It’s not clear what number of college students and victims have been concerned within the incident. 

In accordance with a WMUR report, faculty officers interviewed 35 college students Friday, and two of the pictures have been shared with directors. In these pictures, ladies wore swimsuits, shorts, or tops. Jozokos stated no less than two college students acquired the pictures, although extra might have seen the pictures by the Snapchat app.

As information unfold of the incident, so did anger amongst native college students and oldsters who felt additional motion needs to be taken.

A petition created by a Bedford Excessive Twelfth grader requires everlasting expulsion of the boys. As of Saturday, the petition had collected over 2,500 signatures of its 5,000-signature aim.

“We aren’t a toy on your son to play with, nor a chunk of paper that may be traded like a Pokémon card,” wrote Kristen Caldwell, the petition’s creator. “A short lived absence from faculty was the best extent taken by authorities for exploiting teen ladies, and distributing inappropriate photographs of those teen ladies with out their information. These college students need to be expelled. Why are points resembling these, treating girls as intercourse objects, not being taken extra severely?”

Group members are anticipated to debate the incident at a Monday evening Bedford Faculty Board assembly.