Two Cherokee County high school students are facing criminal charges and school disciplinary action after allegedly engaging in a sex act in the middle of the Etowah High School cafeteria last week. The act was between two freshmen following a dare according to Channel 2 Action News.
“Some parents questioned why teachers didn’t notice and stop the sex act, but other students told Channel 2 that it was hidden so well that those sitting at the next table had no idea what was going on.
“Cherokee County schools issued a statement that said, “Two juvenile Etowah High School students were charged with misdemeanor public indecency for an incident that occurred on Oct. 10. Appropriate school disciplinary action will also occur.”
“School spokeswoman Barbara Jacoby released more information on the incident Wednesday afternoon.
“A female student “allegedly made a sexual offer to a male classmate during lunch,” Jacoby said in an e-mail. “The male classmate later told administrators that he though this offer was a joke, but when the female student began to act upon it, the male student said he stopped her.”
“Jacoby said students sitting at the same table said that blocked other students and staff from witnessing what occurred.
“Two of those students said they had recorded some of the incident on their cell phones, but deleted the videos when they realized that they might face charges,” she said. “There is no evidence any video was distributed.”
The video from Channel 2 had a student saying she and others were sent the video of the act and did see it. So I’m not sure why spokeswoman said differently.
When the AJC posted the link on its Facebook page, the parents were immediately attacked as being at fault for their child rearing.
One of the girls quoted in the video blamed it on her generation just acting and not thinking before they act.
So I am wondering: What do you think is the appropriate punishment? Should it just be dealt with at a school level or should the police be involved? (They are facing misdemeanor public indecency charges.) Is this just kids being dumb or is it about rearing? Can sex acts be blamed on parents (what about violent acts?)