About 25 male students were seen entering the bathroom where the incident occured
Police are investigating a disturbing incident that happened in the bathroom of South Fort Myers High School in Lee County, Florida.
According to a police report, one female student had sex with multiple male students after school hours on Tuesday. Their principal, Melissa Layner, learned about the alleged activity on Wednesday morning and reported the incident to police.
The police report alleges that about 25 males were seen entering the bathroom after school, and that the girl “confirmed that she had sex with a number of willing males.” It is unclear how many of them actually had contact with the 15-year-old girl.
According to police, video of the alleged incident was spread around the school via Snapchat, the social media app that erases the videos after they are viewed.
The police took written statements from many of the male students, and confiscated a cell phone.
Despite the seriousness of the incident, a Lee County Police spokesperson tells PEOPLE that charges are “unlikely.” The girl and her mother are declining to press charges.
In a statement to parents, principal Layner said that the students’ conduct was atypical at the school.
“The incident this week should not be a reflection on our combined efforts, administration, students, and teachers, to keep our building and students secure and safe, wrote Layner. “Our school is a safe place for student learning and after school activities.”
No staff members face disciplinary action for the incident. At least one student has already been disciplined, and the school continues to investigate the incident.
“I think parents understand that we cannot control the behaviors of every student, and when students enter campus, they are entering into a relationship with school administrators where they are expected to adhere to some norms and some rules,” Lee County Schools spokeswoman Amity Chandler told the News-Press. “And these students did not do that.”