A number of male students are alleged to have had sex with a 15-year-old girl in a bathroom at South Fort Myers High School. The incident reportedly occurred on May 17 after classes ended.
The female student spoke with Principal Melissa Layner and confirmed that she had sex with a number of boys in the bathroom, according to News-Press. Layner then notified a police officer stationed at the school.
The Lee County Sheriff's Office said a review of the surveillance camera in the hallway showed 25 male students going in and out of the bathroom while the female student was inside.
Since the girl is a minor, the incident is being investigated by the special victims unit and was also reported to the Florida Abuse Hotline.
Reports indicate that one or more students may have recorded the act with their cell phones. As a result, authorities confiscated one student's cell phone as evidence. They also collected sworn statements from several of the male students.
One student said a video of the incident was spread throughout the school via Snapchat, according to WFTX.
"I heard a video was around but I never really saw it or anything. It just like circulated around," another student said, adding that he heard the football team was involved.
Parents expressed shock and disappointment upon learning of the incident.
"Where were the teachers?" Kevin Ware asked, according to the Daily Mail. "Just a thorough investigation needs to be done. It's terrible. I feel for the girl, I feel for her parents. It's just sad."
"Shock. Disbelief. Concern. Sad," parent Eric Struble said. "It's our job to protect our children and teach them right from wrong."
A spokesperson for the school district said no one is pressing charges and no one has been arrested, according to WFTX. Any disciplinary action will be handled internally, she said.