Fewer restrictions for teen back at school after allegedly recording up girls' skirts

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WINTER PARK, Fla. - 9 Investigates discovered the Winter Park High School student accused of taking pictures up the skirts of classmates can now walk the halls with the girls he's accused of violating.

 

School board members have remained silent about the case.

 

Channel 9’s Janine Reyes emailed school district chairman Bill Sublette twice since last week and stopped by his office, but can't discuss this case.

 

Read: Stepsister of Winter Park High School student accused of recording girls comes forward as victim

 

The student is facing criminal misdemeanor charges for inappropriate pictures he's accused of snapping on campus

 

“The school district is absolutely boneless, spineless. They are just trying to cover their own,” said one of the victims, who Channel 9 is not identifying due to her age.

 

She was the first to report the student on campus after she said she caught him in the act.

 

After feeling ignored by school staff, she went to police, who filed criminal charges for four girls who police believe were filmed at school.

 

Read: Winter Park teen accused of recording up girls' skirts is back at school with victims

 

Now, a Title 9 complaint with the U.S. Department of Education alleges a hostile environment for the girl who came forward.

 

The criminal case is going through the courts now.

 

But the school system considers the case closed, with officials only saying the case was handled consistently with the code of student conduct.

 

In August, a supervision plan for the boy was given to Reyes by the girls’ attorneys.

 

It called for a "no contact contract" since the suspect was allowed to return to class.

 

During a hearing for the criminal charges in October, a judge issued a no contact order and a new supervision plan, that included a modified bell schedule requiring the student to, "be supervised by a coach or parent from the time school ends until he is picked up by a parent after the game.”

 

The teenager accused plays on the school's football team.

 

“They told us it is our daughter's responsibility and our responsibility as parents to notify the school of any violations of the supervision plan,” said a parent of one of the victims.

 

The girls took photos of the suspect in the hallway switching classes at the same time as the rest of the school.

 

After turning the images in to administrators, the parents learned there's yet another security plan. 

 

This one, though, says the student, “Will transition from class to class during the regular scheduled passing time,” ordering, “any incidental contact with the victims to be non-hostile in nature.”

 

“He taunts the girls now, and nobody defends our girls,” said the parent.

 

 

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