State police describe the types of pictures allegedly taken by the students as ‘up skirt’ photographs and the students are facing some pretty serious consequences because of it.
East Haddam and state police did an extensive investigation after complaints were reported at Nathan Hale-Ray High School. Three male students were arrested for taking the ‘up skirt’ pictures of female students without their permission, without their knowledge, and during school hours.
“I was sad to hear about it,” said East Haddam parent Lynne Hasuly. “I was sad to hear that it happened in the first place.”
“I don’t know,” said another woman who did not want to be identified. “They’re not being taught anymore. That’s all I can say. They don’t know right from wrong.”
In a letter to parents and guardians the superintendent of schools told them about the secretive, non-consensual photographs of female students and the district’s zero-tolerance policy against such behavior.
“The entire incident is regrettable,” said Hasuly. “Sorry to hear that it happened. But I suppose it could happen anywhere.”
Because the male students are juveniles their names or any other information about them are not being released. They were not in school today.
“No I’m not surprised,” said one man who did not want to be identified. “We had kids in our day doing the same thing so.”
“Not a slap on the hand. They really should be punished for what they did and they got to realize that it’s wrong,” said the woman who did not want to give her name. “It’s wrong to do those things.
She has two granddaughters in the middle school.
“Kids today they have a hard enough time growing up without this kind of pressure on them,” she said. “You know being threatened by this, that, and the other thing. It’s awful. It’s just terrible.”
The superintendent says that there are counselors at the high school for anyone who feels they may have been victimized.