Wash. boy accused of taking photo up teacher's dress won't be charged
VANCOUVER, Wash. - A male student at Skyview High School who was accused of using a cellphone to snap a picture up a teacher's dress during class will not be charged with a crime, the Clark County Sheriff's Office said.
Sgt. Sam Gardner said juvenile county prosecutors decided not to charge the boy with voyeurism because they said he did not break the law. Voyeurism must be done with sexual motivation. In this case, the boy was acting on a dare and never stated sexual intent, Gardner said.
Neither the sheriff's office nor the school district would release the name or age of the student.
It's unclear when the incident took place but Vancouver Public Schools filed a report with the sheriff's office about the incident on March 18. The teacher wasn't aware a student took a photo until a later time, according to the sheriff's office.
District spokeswoman Pat Mattison sent the On Your Side Investigators an email statement saying the district conducted a full investigation, "appropriate discipline was imposed," and said there were no other reported incidents of "upskirting."
Gardner said that he will likely work with lawmakers to hopefully change the law because the letter of the law and the spirit of the law are not in line.