Rhinelander School District, Sheriff’s office investigate inappropriate use of technology
The Oneida County Sheriff’s Office and the School District of Rhinelander are looking into inappropriate use of technology and the sharing of photos between students.
According to a joint press release, the majority of the sharing has occurred outside the school environment and outside the school day, via personal cell phones or other personal electronic devises.
There is an ongoing investigation in this matter and the School District of Rhinelander will deal with student behaviors that occurred during the school day.
“The School District of Rhinelander takes this type of behavior seriously and will address it appropriately,” Superintendent Kelli Jacobi stated. “This type of situation calls for more than reprimand. It is about educating our youth of the dangers of sharing this type of information via social media.”
In addition to school consequences, students who participate in activities and athletics sign a code of conduct pledge. When the full investigation has concluded, the District and Sheriff’s Office will work in conjunction to determine if activity code of conduct violations occurred and if so, students will be held accountable for those infractions. If violations of the law occurred, violations will be referred to the Oneida County District Attorney for appropriate action.