Navarre mom says recording of son in bathroom stall was allegedly shown around school
NAVARRE, Fla. (WEAR) —
Life for Constance Bryant and her 12-year-old son hasn't been the same ever since she got a call from the principal at Holley-Navarre Middle School earlier this month.
"I was told that there had been a video or picture taken of my son, while he was using the restrooms in one of the stalls during one of this classes," Bryant said.
This mother said her son's privacy was violated.
"We were told the kid had been showing it around the third period health class," Bryant added.
Bryant was shocked by the news, devastated that her son now suffers crippling anxiety from the incident and is afraid to go back to class.
"He broke down the other day for bawling his eyes out. He's scared. He's humiliated," she said.
Bryant said the classmate accused of snapping and sharing the image or video on social media quickly returned to school, just one week after being suspended.
"Adults go to jail for less...He subjected multiple other students to a sexually explicit, lewd photo," she added.
The Santa Rosa County School District declined to comment.
The case is now being investigated by the Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office.
Deputies are encouraging parents to always be aware of their children's phone and social media usage.
"I mean you're paying for them so you might as well take a look and see what's going on," Sergeant Rich Alloy with the Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office said.
However, Bryant feels that not enough is being done.
"The way everything has gone over the last two weeks, no one is wanting to take responsibility for what happened. They're wanting to shrug it off and act like it didn't happen, and that's not ok," Bryant said.