Highschool Surveillance Camera Captures 2 Girls Kissing, Adults Freak Out

Cue the ‘teen sex panic’ dynamics:

A security camera captured two girls kissing, but it’s what happened next that sparked a surveillance debate. The dean of students said he saw two girls kissing. He checked the surveillance tape then shared what he saw with the parents of one of the girls. They then pulled her out of school, which then pulled the peninsula school district into a big controversy. “They weren’t harming other students, so I don’t think the administrators had a right to show it to her parents or anybody else,” student, Laura Varadi said. “I think that they didn’t use the cameras like how they should. They should only be used for safety I think,” student, Jade Egelhoff said. “We obviously made a mistake,” Superintendent Terry Bouck said. “We’re here to make sure our kids, our staff and parents are safe, but we’re not going to be monitoring public displays of affection, etc.” But some parents ask “Why not?” The Holmes said surveillance cameras are a way of life. Helping prevent crime, identifying suspects and just giving folks a sense of security knowing the cameras are always watching.

I don’t know about you but the last thing ubiquitous surveillance cameras give me is a sense of security. Maybe a sense of the hammer coming down on anyone at anytime for anything…

4 thoughts on “Highschool Surveillance Camera Captures 2 Girls Kissing, Adults Freak Out

  1. JB

    Hah!

    Try living here…

    Also, apparently most of our wonderous CCTV is such poor quality that they can’t identify criminals with it. And then of course, there’s the high-tech method of getting around it – the hoodie.

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