North Iowa school investigates locker room video recording

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(ABC 6 News) – The North Iowa Community school district is investigating a video recording incident in a high school locker room.

Superintendent Joe Erickson emailed parents in the district, telling them there had been an accusation that students recorded footage of other students in a high school locker room.

Erickson said the district launched a formal ingestivation, and the accused individuals were questioned by law enforcement.

"Known victims" have also been interviewed and offered support, he added.

He did not provide additional information in the email, as it "is a matter of student discipline."

The full text of the email is below:

Dear parents,

I wanted to personally contact you to let you know about a situation under investigation at our high school. Yesterday, I was made aware that students allegedly recorded video of other students while in our locker room facilities. The district immediately launched a formal investigation and the individuals in question were immediately brought in to be interviewed by law enforcement. The known victims in this case have also been interviewed and support is being offered to assist them during this difficult time and as the investigation continues.

Unfortunately, as this is a matter of student discipline, I am unable to provide additional information at this time. However, what I can tell you is that student safety is our top priority at North Iowa Community School District. We thoroughly investigate any and all reports that raise concern about the wellbeing of our students or faculty and this incident is no different.

Finally, I want to apologize for any anxiety this may have caused. We have a district full of great students who positively represent our district each and every day. We appreciate the community’s grace as we work through this challenging situation. Should you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to me at 641-562-2525.


Joe Erickson
Superintendent of Schools