Baltimore City Public Schools Investigating Student Sex Tape Scandal

BALTIMORE (WJZ)—The investigation continues into a sex tape scandal in Baltimore City schools. WJZ first broke the story Wednesday. A 14-year-old student was taped against her knowledge, and it went viral.

Mike Hellgren has more on her dad’s outrage.

Video of Baltimore City school students as young as 14 years old having sex was recorded on school property. The footage posted on the Internet has led to a police investigation and outrage from the father of the girl seen on that tape, which is so graphic WJZ blurred it.

“She was forced to do this,” her dad said. “She was bullied, harassed to do this. Since then, it’s just spread like wildfire.”

The dad says his 14-year-old daughter never knew a camera was rolling. And he was stunned to see it on several social media sites, where everyone in the world could watch.

“I visit these sites quite often,” he said, “and I didn’t think something like this would even be able to stand for a couple minutes.  If their privacy and protection is so great, then why was this posted and kept there?”

The students all attended Frederick Douglass High School in Northwest Baltimore. School officials say the sex tape was filmed after school outside a building not used for instructional purposes.

They told WJZ: “Baltimore City Public Schools have received a report of an alleged sexual incident involving city schools students.  An investigation by Baltimore police is currently underway.  In the meantime, city schools are working with the families of the students allegedly involved in the incident to make sure they receive the support they need.”

“I was shocked,” said Mary Jones, of Northwest Baltimore.”I thought it was terrible. I was appalled.”

The girl’s dad says it’s an important reminder for parents to keep close watch over their kids.

“All of her friends will be monitored.  I will know everyone who she speaks with, everyone who she talks to, everyone who talks to her.  These are things that are important for a parent to know,” the father told WJZ.

Baltimore City police are working with school officials in the ongoing investigation.

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  • fail

    too bad it took a viral sex scandal for you to make yourself aware of what your 14-year-old is getting into.

  • Kay

    Hard to face the fact your 14 yr old is having sex huh? I do not think she was forced or bullied, if so she caould have went and told someone. Now that is is public embarrasment has sunk in.

    • It's what you don't say that matters

      Since there is absolutely NO evidence to the contrary (and the boy’s family isn’t denying it, seeing as how they are aware, at this point), how do you KNOW that she wasn’t bullied or harassed into it? hm? Are you speaking from experience, love? I can only assume from your comment (based on all my evidence) that you were just that type of girl.

    • Lola-at-Large

      She did go tell someone according to her twitter. She reported it to the police.

      • Gratitude

        Thank you Lola. It’s time that we behave like adults and lead by example. Good people do good work and the children will follow.

    • TheRiley

      I’m glad someone agrees with me. Obviously, if the parents were doing their job right, this wouldn’t have happened.

  • ThinkInTheNow

    With the Nicki Minajs, Kardashians, Basketball Wives, Music Videos circulating the world- the father didnt think: “Gee I better talk to my daughter about sex & self respect” You made the first big failure sir. Stop letting TV and Social Media raise your kids.

    • Reggi

      Amen to that to better educate your kids on self respect and sex its very important. Nicki Minaj doesn’t showcase herself though like everyone else on the list. there is a difference between being sexy and the rest rest trashy

    • JQP

      You are right on, ThinkInTheNow. My kids don’t watch TV and the computer is for education (closely monitored by my husband and by me) and news (and Mommy commenting on this forum *wink*).

  • Lola-at-Large

    Let the dad know we are working to kill the links. Some of us care. #AmbersArmy on Facebook:

  • lolly

    Looks like she was getting more than her grades UP

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