Doss HS parents react to alleged secret video of teacher


by Brittany Gonzalez

Posted on May 10, 2012 at 5:37 PM

Updated Thursday, May 10 at 6:33 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- Instead of hitting the books Wednesday, two Doss High School Students were getting booked.

Devon L. Ewing and Carlos Eugene Cain Jr., both 18, face felony charges for video voyeurism.

“Unfortunately, for whatever reason we don’t know why these youngsters made this decision. It was just a bad judgment call on their part, and it violated another individual’s rights, and there will be consequences,” spokesperson for the Jefferson County School System, Lauren Roberts said. 

The pair allegedly organized a plot where Ewing asked the female teacher for help, while Cain videotaped under her dress. The teens then posted the video to YouTube.

School officials say Ewing and Cain then bragged about the video to students.

“A student reported that to staff. We were able to identify the young men,” Roberts said.

As school let out on Thursday, parents told WHAS11 they felt sorry for the teacher involved.

“It’s out there now. You can’t pull it back. What can she do about it? It’s out there. It’s not her fault, but it’s out there,” Tracy Pinkney said.

A woman, at Ewing’s home, who would not Identify herself said, “He’s an angel,” when WHAS11 asked about Ewing.

Parents also say there needs to be tighter control of cell phones in the classrooms.

“I think it's sad, but I think they ought to take their cell phones away from them at something to stop it,” one parent said.

Parents say they know cell phones are not allowed at school, but they are not upholding the ban.

Ewing and Cain will be in court for these felony charges on Monday, May 14.