CHEROKEE COUNTY, Ga. - Students in Cherokee County say a dare prompted two students to perform a sex act in a high school cafeteria.
The students Channel 2’s Amy Napier Viteri spoke to at Etowah High School said a student used a cellphone to record the incident, which happened during lunch with plenty of people around.
“Was there nobody? No adults in the cafeteria?” one parent asked.
Students told Viteri that a male and female freshman were involved in the incident.
A school representative said the female student allegedly made a sexual offer to the male classmate during lunch. The male classmate later told administrators that he thought this offer was a joke, but when the female student began to act upon it, the male student said he stopped her.
“The guy who recorded it, he sent it to people…a lot (of people),” one student said.
Students said word of what happened and the video got around quickly.
“I don’t think it’s a responsible thing to do, but knowing our generation, you know, we don’t really think before we act and we just send it off,” student Callie Goldman said.
The school district issued a statement, saying, “Two juvenile Etowah High School students were charged with misdemeanor public indecency for an incident that occurred on Oct. 10. Appropriate school disciplinary action will also occur.”
Students said the teens involved hid what was happening so effectively, even people at the next table had no idea what was going on.
“They stacked up a bunch of books and book bags and people surrounded them so that nobody would see,” student Taylor Powell said.
Students said teachers are in the cafeteria during lunch, but that they are mostly making sure nobody leaves.