Upskirt images bring down 15-year-old...

Upskirt images bring down 15-year-old Emmaus High School student

There are 235 comments on the The Morning Call story from Jul 28, 2009, titled Upskirt images bring down 15-year-old Emmaus High School student. In it, The Morning Call reports that:

For several months this past school year, an Emmaus High School student used his cell phone to secretly shoot upskirt photos and videos of girls and teachers as they walked up stairs, authorities say.

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Qaugmire

Tamaqua, PA

#26 Jul 28, 2009
What's the matter with you people? My son's just interested in photography
wow

Boynton Beach, FL

#27 Jul 28, 2009
Someone must have the guts to ban ALL student electronic devices in schools. Today, cell phones, cameras, music listening are all the same.
If this is not done, schools and classrooms especially, will continue to be disrupted

“Boobies make me smile”

Since: Jul 08

Bethlehem

#28 Jul 28, 2009
Hopefully the girls wore panties to school. I dont know why they even allow kids to have cell phones in school. This dude really has some serious mental issues. I could see doing it once and showing his buddies and having a laugh, but doing it hundreds of times...sicko.
Sick people

Macungie, PA

#29 Jul 28, 2009
Come on people!! If a parent needs to get into contact with their kids, they can call the office. How many times was there an emergency that your parents needed to get into contact with you at school??? A REAL emergency- like death or an accident!!!!!!!!!! It is crazy that kids can bring a phone into school. As for this boy, this indicates a sexual problem. He is violating the privacy of these women and children. This went way beyond a joke. It indicates a sickness. People can be addicted to porn. I think this boy needs help before it escalates into something else.

“Boobies make me smile”

Since: Jul 08

Bethlehem

#30 Jul 28, 2009
whatever wrote:
We should not ban cell phones in school, ONLY camera phones. I know years ago we did not have phones, but times have changed. I definitely have a problem with the camera phones for this reason, but I do feel kids should be allowed to have cell phones. If an emergency would happen during school and cell phones were banned, everyone would be outraged. Just ban camera phones, problem solved.
Try finding a cell phone that does nothave a camera in them anymore.

“Boobies make me smile”

Since: Jul 08

Bethlehem

#31 Jul 28, 2009
Curious Questioner wrote:
<quoted text>
If you think kids want their cell phones in school "in case of an emergency" you are very naive, misinformed or in denial. Kids are texting with their phones constantly. They do this during class, while walking in the halls and when the ask to go to the bathroom. They are also accessing social networking sites and posting comments via their mobile devices. They say things to each other in their "virtual world" that they wouldn't really say in person. Never the less, they are saying very inappropriate things sometimes. Understand, that these are not just phones any more. They are mobile computers. So, they can bypass any security measures like firewalls a school has in place. Besides, in an emergency it is not a good thing to have a pile of phone calls going out with wrong information or that brings people to the site of either a dangerous situation or to interfere with emergency personnel. The only reason I could see a need for the phones is so students can contact parents for a ride after some school activity like a sports practice, band practice or club of some kind. However, it still is not necessary since there are actually phones in schools today! One big problem that has become worse and worse is cell phone and other electronic device theft. And, of course, incidents like the one in East Penn and Parkland. Don't think these are isolated either. These kids just were caught. So, either leave them at home or keep them turned off and in a backpack or locker or expect to have them taken away. Simple. These devices simply are NOT necessary during classes or any other part of the school day.
Well Said.
Parents Sex Offender

AOL

#32 Jul 28, 2009
Little Pervert. Put him in a sex offender program. He is a habitual masturbater that needs help.
Boy Howdy

Nazareth, PA

#33 Jul 28, 2009
No link to the websites?
Winston

Philadelphia, PA

#34 Jul 28, 2009
whatever wrote:
We should not ban cell phones in school, ONLY camera phones. I know years ago we did not have phones, but times have changed. I definitely have a problem with the camera phones for this reason, but I do feel kids should be allowed to have cell phones. If an emergency would happen during school and cell phones were banned, everyone would be outraged. Just ban camera phones, problem solved.
99% of phones have cameras. Whats the big deal.
Winston

Philadelphia, PA

#35 Jul 28, 2009
sally wrote:
Cell phones ARE banned at EHS. The administration can't catch all the kids who break the rule.
If the girls and women were wearing underwear, the pictures will not be that devastating for them.
This kid needs to be accountable and stopped before his escapades get out of hand.
I agree. If they have underwear on then its not much different than being at the beach. If they were not wearing underwear in school, well....nuff said.
Storm

Catasauqua, PA

#36 Jul 28, 2009
whatever wrote:
We should not ban cell phones in school, ONLY camera phones. I know years ago we did not have phones, but times have changed. I definitely have a problem with the camera phones for this reason, but I do feel kids should be allowed to have cell phones. If an emergency would happen during school and cell phones were banned, everyone would be outraged. Just ban camera phones, problem solved.
Why is there such a need for kids to have cell phones at school? You said if an emergency would happen at school and kids did not have cell phones, people would be outraged. Outraged about what??? If an emergency happened at school, there are telelphones that can be used to contact whomevr needs to be contacted. The office could have extra cell phones for the sake of just having them. Teachers and administrators would have their cell phones. How many more do we need. If an emergency happened, the school would have to make contacts with what is available and all calls would be prioritized. Take 9/11 as an emergency, why would everyone need to have a cell phone? I lived through that day and we did the entire day wiothout a cell phone. So where would the outrage be? I would even be in agreement that you can have a cell phone in school as long as they are kept in their lockers from morning to dismissal. Enlighten me please.
me so hornee

Kingston, PA

#37 Jul 28, 2009
Winston wrote:
<quoted text>
I agree. If they have underwear on then its not much different than being at the beach. If they were not wearing underwear in school, well....nuff said.
britney spears left a beach cause someone was videotaping her (you can see the episode somewhere on the net).

britney spears later had sex with a professional photographer----so if the 15 yr old plays his cards right he might wind up in bed with brit brit.
lawyer-up

United States

#38 Jul 28, 2009
Evidence, I demand to see the evidence!
Storm

Catasauqua, PA

#39 Jul 28, 2009
An EHS Parent wrote:
I wonder how many people saw this boy taking pictures and just laughed at what he was doing. I hope you now realize how traumatized these girls are as a result of his actions. Next time, pretend these victims are your sisters or mothers...would you want this to happen to them? This boy deserves to be punished and anyone who approved of his actions need to reevaluate their values. This was NOT OK and I pray that the victims find peace.,
I would bet many saw this kid doing this and many probably looked at the pictures he had. But i will bet that if cell phones were banned, some parent would claim their child's constitution rights were violated and a suit would follow. Wake up parents!!! Your children are growing up and you are are wandering aimlessly.
you will go blind

Emmaus, PA

#40 Jul 28, 2009
Parents Sex Offender wrote:
Little Pervert. Put him in a sex offender program. He is a habitual masturbater that needs help.
Does he wear glasses?
Storm

Catasauqua, PA

#41 Jul 28, 2009
Curious Questioner wrote:

If you think kids want their cell phones in school "in case of an emergency" you are very naive, misinformed or in denial. Kids are texting with their phones constantly. They do this during class, while walking in the halls and when the ask to go to the bathroom. They are also accessing social networking sites and posting comments via their mobile devices. They say things to each other in their "virtual world" that they wouldn't really say in person. Never the less, they are saying very inappropriate things sometimes.

If this is true and I have no reason to doubt Curious Questioner, then we have a major problem in our schools. People on some of the other posts yell, scream, denegrade teachers for not doing the job, and we have stuff like this happening. How are teachers suppose to get things accomplished when we have kids more involved in other activities while they are there to be educated. We have our priorities screwed up. Once again, Parents wake up!!!! You are missing out during a very important part of your child's life.
cfw

United States

#42 Jul 28, 2009
I'm sure there will be repercussions from other students far beyond a couple of Juvie charges when or if this kid has a chance to go back to school at Emmaus. His parents are probably in the process of transferring him to another school as we speak.
Get him

Bethlehem, PA

#43 Jul 28, 2009
He violated girls privacy. No matter what the girls wear, this guy should have had the respect not to do this. I say slamm him with everything in the book. He has violated their privacy rights, so they should violate his.
Cell phones are banned in school. They do take them away if seen. Their is simply not enough to watch everyone. The cell phone policy should be for emergency uses only, and kept in their backpack on silent. The school wants students to be "young adults" so let them have the cell phones but if that individual abuses the rules the school sets don't just give them a saturday morning detention, slam them with more, give them volunteer work. Give back to the community
wake up

Houston, TX

#44 Jul 28, 2009
People, get over yourselves.
True

Bethlehem, PA

#45 Jul 28, 2009
cfw wrote:
I'm sure there will be repercussions from other students far beyond a couple of Juvie charges when or if this kid has a chance to go back to school at Emmaus. His parents are probably in the process of transferring him to another school as we speak.
Im sure they are. Kids will find out because he'll prob think its cool he is introuble because he'll think he is a BA and someone will most likly sock him one, and lets hope its a girl!

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