The cell phone is often a powerful and helpful communication tool with its video, picture and text capabilities, but it's a cell phone that has a handful of students at Clay Middle school in trouble, and police investigating what they allegedly did.
"We just received information about an alleged misuse of a cell phone in our school of video images," said Clay Middle School Principal Gary Middleston. The school confirms that a phone image brought to school by a student was confiscated, and now an investigation is underway.
School administrators are sending vague letters to parents regarding a setting outside of school where a small number of students created inappropriate images on cell phones. Parents and students say that the images of four female seventh grade students engaged in sex acts were recorded at a weekend party with a cell phone, and the video was e-mailed to other students.
The school won't relay what exactly was on the phone confiscated from a student at school last week. They also won't say how many students are involved, or if they've been disciplined.
Carmel Police didn't want to go on camera, but a spokesman did say the school called them. Detectives are looking into the events and plan to forward their findings to the prosecutor.
"We're going to deal with the one student who brought the information in. If the police determine other boys or girls were involved, we'll look at that individually, and take it from there," said Huddleston.
The school and police clearly are not saying what was found, but according to students and parents, there's no getting past the alleged video images of seventh grade students engaged in sex acts and apparently e-mailed to an unknown number of people.
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
Carmel Junior High School Turns Paris Hilton
Last night I caught an old episode of South Park where Paris Hilton comes to town to open her new line of stores, "Stupid Spoiled Whore" at the local mall. All the little girls in South Park want to be just like Paris Hilton, except little Wendy. Even the parents want their little girls to be stupid whores just like Paris Hilton because they want them to be popular. During one scene in the episode during a party thrown by one of South Park's young girls, boys take turns going into a closet to have a sex act performed on them by one of the girls. Apparently the Paris Hilton bug has been caught by the girls at Clay Middle School in Carmel. Four 7th-grade girls from the school were captured on a video camera at a weekend party having sex. The video images were being shared with students around the school via e-mail, causing school officials to step in and send a letter to parents. WTHR reports:
I don't know how much further we will continue to decline as a society before people say enough is enough. It seems that Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky ushered in a whole new era in America where trash rules. Every day we're bombarded in the media with the slutty antics of Paris Hilton, Britney Spears and Lindsay Lohan. The trashier they become, the more media coverage that is bestowed upon them. Club owners shell out $50,000-$100,000 a pop to have one of these sluts show up at their club sans panties to get drunk and expose themselves. And sleazy Internet website operators enter into multi-million dollar agreements with these sluts to peddle their latest, "accidentally-leaked" sex tapes.
Once upon a time, these pseudo-celebrities wouldn't see the light of day in mainstream media coverage. They would have been frowned upon and excluded from the gossip columns of major newspapers and television network programming. Now we can't escape their filthy smut. Until people start demanding better role models from major media organizations, our young people will continue to emulate the worst our pop culture has to offer. God help us all.