Ladue Police are currently investigating a sex offense case involving a Ladue Middle School student.
Ladue Police Sergeant Gregg Stork said that on Nov. 29, a middle-aged man exposed and masturbated on camera to the student.
The incident happened after the student took a picture of his/her (gender of the student is unknown at this time) own genitals with a cellphone via a video chat room, according to police. Police confirmed the student was using a school computer at the time of the incident.
The Ladue School District released the following statement regarding the incident:
Last week, it was discovered a middle school student had gained access to an inappropriate website during the school day. As the activity was taking place, the incident was detected by district technology staff. Subsequently, Ladue Middle School administrators investigated the incident, contacted the student's parent(s), implemented appropriate disciplinary measures pursuant to school policy and notified the district's Student Resource Officer, who is also a member of the City of Ladue police department. This prompted a police investigation. The school district will cooperate fully with this investigation and will protect the student's privacy as dictated by federal law and district policy.
An investigation is currently ongoing.
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