The Radnor Township Police Department is investigating a cell phone theft at Radnor High School that was rumored to have led to a videoed sex act being shared online.
As of Thursday afternoon, it was still a rumor. Judge District Justice John Tuten had just signed search warrants that would allow the police to access the recovered stolen phone and the electronic devices of those accused of stealing it or other involvement.
Everyone involved is a Radnor student and under the age of 18, but police would give no other details about them. The Radnor Township School District cited confidentiality regulations and would not comment.
Lt. Christopher Flanagan said that the district was undergoing its own internal investigation. As of Thursday afternoon Flanagan said the police only knew that a smart phone had been stolen from a Radnor student; the rest,
Flanagan said he hopes people understand how “communication devices can get a lot of people in trouble.” Even children under 18 can face felony or child pornography charges.
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“Kids… don’t realize the consequences,” he said. “I think everyone involved wished the situation did not occur.”
The incident was brought to light on Wednesday, Nov. 14, when police were called to the high school for the report of a fight.
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