Three Many area high school students have been arrested in connection with a video of an alleged sexual assault of a student from Many High School. The individual names have not been released and the three arrested have been placed in the Ware Youth Center in Coushatta, La.
The video shows a disturbing attack on a teenager that authorities say happened at the high school. The alleged assault was recorded and posted on a social media app known as Snapchat.
Louisiana State Police are continuing the investigation.
Snapchat: The app has evolved from originally focusing on person-to-person photo sharing to presently featuring users’ “Stories” of 24 hours of chronological content, along with “Discover”, letting brands show ad-supported short-form content. It also allows users to keep photos in the “my eyes only” which lets them keep their photos in a password protected space.
Snapchat has become known for representing a new, mobile-first direction for social media, and places significant emphasis on users interacting with virtual stickers and augmented reality objects. As of October 2019, Snapchat has 210 million daily active users. Snapchat is known to be popular among the younger generations, particularly those below the age of 16, leading to many privacy concerns for parents.
Original: February 3, 2020
An investigation is underway into a reported case of bullying that led to an alleged sexual assault of a student at Many High School.
Multiple sources confirm it happened last week. The case came to the attention of local law enforcement and school officials after a reported recording of the alleged attack went viral on social media.
Most of Many has heard all about the incident, in which the victim was held down by other students and sodomized with an object.
Most parents are concerned authorities only found out about the alleged attack on Friday.
The Many Police Department and the Sabine Parish Sheriff’s Office had no comment on the investigation.
The Sabine Parish School Board released a statement saying they are cooperating fully with law enforcement and that disciplinary action will be taken against anyone involved in the attack.
Watch for any updates as they happen.