Did Stolen Phone Contain Explicit Video That Was Reportedly Shared Online?

Police are executing search warrants on electrical devices of multiple Radnor High School students.

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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justwondering November 18, 2012 at 01:24 PM
Catherine - there is a HUGE danger here - HUGE. The three ring circus started within the walls of RHS and what these boys did is a crime - and it is a serious one. Zero sensitivity? They have literally destroyed this girl and that is a crime and I want all the details - all of them, so that these young men are held accountable for their actions. So please just do not read it should you not care for the details and let the rest of us to decide...........you are minimizing what happened here and that offends me...
The Swell Guy November 18, 2012 at 02:58 PM
Old Wayne, me?,.. well, sometimes I still call the area "Chew's Farm" or "The Scott's Place", but I try to keep up better since they built that new Roland Elementary school, and Norman Bell became the "mayor",.. if you know what I mean. Radnor,.. never heard of the place ;-)
Annie Webb November 19, 2012 at 05:27 PM
I'm glad this was publicized. It provides great teaching moments for parents of teenagers, and may stop other kids from videotaping inappropriate acts and posting things just to embarrass their peers. I feel for all involved. In this day and age, stupid teenage mistakes have dire consequences when they can all be displayed online with the click of a button. I hope all the kids involved can learn something from this and move past it.
The Swell Guy November 21, 2012 at 04:31 PM
ANNIE WEBB - Great point. That's the other half of the key reason why 'Raising Awareness' - regardless of how ugly the facts may appear - is paramount to maintaining a healthy, safe, and free society; and NOT by endorsing a dangerous, dysfunctional, and corrupt "Information Controlled Delusion" for the sake of maintaining a phoney public image - as endorsed by others. "An Ostrich is only vulnerable when he hides his head in the sand" Wow, three rationally minded people on the same page,.. if this trend keeps up, there may be some small hope for the world-of-the-future these kids will have to live in.
Anastasia Beaverhausen December 06, 2012 at 04:28 PM
This made the news, because most of the involved students are WHITE! The public & the news media absolutely LOVE white crime. Gives them a chance to PROVE once & for all that they're not racist! "See we equally report on white crime too..."


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