Students take picture of girl who stripped in Las Vegas high school then put the photo online
- The girl stripped her clothes off down to her underwear in front of a row lockers on the school’s second floor
- Male students crowded around to take pictures and upload online
- Fellow students’ reactions to the stunt were mixed
- It is not clear if the students involved will face any disciplinary
By Ryan Gorman Daily Mail PUBLISHED: 11 October 2013
Students at a Las Vegas high school are in trouble after pictures of a female student stripped down to her underwear in front of a row of lockers was passed around Twitter earlier this week.
Holding clothes to her face, the girl is seen in just her bra and panties as male students circle around her taking pictures. Uploaded to Twitter Tuesday, the shots soon became the talk of the school.
Early indications that the girl was a special education student were quickly shot down by students speaking to local media.
Aside from a prepared statement, school officials haven’t said much about the incident, and there are no indications how they are handling the students involved.
‘Everybody was talking about it. We saw it and said, ‘What’s this?’ Durango student Amber Kjan asked Fox 5.
Opinions about the photo were generally negative, at least on camera.
‘I think it’s embarrassing for the girl and her whole family, because she has a picture of her online, stripped and almost bare naked,’ Student Nate Lopez told Fox 5.
The impromptu photo shoot took place Tuesday in an upstairs hallway, students told the station. The picture takers haven’t been publicly named.
As to the notion the girl was a special needs student, her fellow classmates put that to bed rather handily – one even blamed her for encouraging the students to take the photos.
‘She is not mentally challenged at all,’ another student said. ‘She is a perfectly normal girl who decided to make a bad decision.’
At first, everyone is making it seem like she is ‘special ed,’ but she is really not,’ Ms Kjan told Fox 5. ‘Then, they said that the guys made her do it on purpose, but I feel it’s her fault.’
Another student told the station she saw it as bullying.
‘I think it’s really wrong,’ said Brooke Behnen. ‘It’s bullying and I have a big problem with bullying because I’ve been through it myself and I know what it feels like.’
Michele Behnen, Brooke Behnen’s mother, voiced her displeasure with students, and social media as a whole, to Fox 5.
‘It breaks my heart that kids do this to other kids,’ Michele Behnen said. ‘I hate the whole social media outlet. I’m totally against it and it’s shameful.’
The only public remarks made by the school district came via a prepared statement.
‘Please be advised that the Durango administration is actively investigating a social media issue involving several of our students. Safety and protection of our students is our highest priority and this matter has our full attention. Kindly remind your child that cyber bullying and harassment are serious issues that will not be tolerated.’
Though all students involved, including the female, were seen by students in the principal’s office Wednesday, it is not clear if any disciplinary action has been taken.
A Clark County School District spokesperson told MailOnline that ‘an investigation is ongoing’ and punishments will be administered if a violation of rules has been discovered. When further pressed, the spokesperson deferred to the above statement.
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