Gawker – Two high school students in Florida were arrested today following an investigation into an alleged sex act that took place in the school’s library last week, which was filmed by a student and shared with classmates. The Pasco County Sheriff’s Office reports that two teens — a 17-year-old boy and a 15-year-old girl — had sex in the media center of Fivay High School’s library around noon on Monday, March 11th. Another student, a 15-year-old boy, spotted the two students having sex and pulled out his Samsung Galaxy smartphone to record the encounter. The boy then forwarded the footage on to another student, who may have shared it with others. Police today arrested the 17-year-old on a charge of lewd or lascivious battery. The 15-year-old girl told officers the sex was consensual, but police say her age still makes the act a crime under Florida law. Neither was aware of the recording. The 15-year-old boy was also arrested on a charge of creating and transmitting child pornography.
It’s stories like these that make me wonder if all the technological advances we’ve made in the past decade are worth it. Like, imagine if something like this happened back 20 years ago or something. Which, make no mistake it happened all the time back in the day, if not more so. Kid’s have been banging in school since sometime after the alphabet was invented and before pre-calc was around. But now kids have phones with cameras, hd, internet, sharing, twitter, facebook, instagram, etc. You name it, they have it at their disposal. So, what’s this kid supposed to do when he sees his fellow classmates getting busy in the non-fiction section of the high school library? Turn around and tell a teacher or whip out that Samsung Galaxy and shoot that shit like a Brazzers director. It’s now like second nature when anything exciting happens to take out your phone and take pictures or videos. From fights, to buzzer beaters, to your drunk buddy singing karaoke, to banging in the library. It seems like everyone has their video phone ready at a moments notice, ready to be unholstered when anything potentially noteworthy is about to go down. So you kind of feel bad for these three kids. One shares the video with a couple of buddies and gets popped for kiddy porn. The other is being called a rapist for having sex with his girlfriend 2 years younger. Kinda sucks to think if there were no cell phones around this would’ve just been one of those crazy high school stories that people talk about at the 10 year reunion (and then recreate at the 10 year reunion).