Police Investigate Possible Sex Crime at Frederick Douglass High

Prince George's high school principal says pictures of incident may be circulating on internet.

County police are investigating a possible crime involving sexual acts and "inappropriate use of technology" at Frederick Douglass High School.

According to a letter sent by Frederick Douglass High School Principal Rudolph R. Saunders, photographs of the possible crime may be circulating over the internet.

"We are further concerned that the electronic images of the incident are being distributed by students through various avenues," reads the letter. "It is extremely important that students are aware that transmittal of electronic images could lead to criminal charges."

The details and extent of the possible crime are not yet known publicly. 

According to Saunders' letter, school officials became aware on Wednesday, April 17 "of an incident that took place during an after school activity involving consensual sexual acts and the inappropriate use of technology. School security and the Prince George's County Police Department are working together to determine whether any criminal charges are warranted based on the incident."

Saunders' letter goes on to state that he cannot share details at this time. He also asks parents to reiterate "the appropriate use of technology recording devices with your child."

Prince Goerge's County Public Schools spokesman Briant Coleman said that the principal has addressed the student body about the incident. 

"The students who were involved have received notification from the principal that their behavior would not be tolerated at school," said Coleman. "Their parents have been contacted and the school community is now working through the issues."

A request for information from the Prince George's County Police Department was not answered in time for this post.


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