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Roosevelt student arrested for peeping on gymnasts

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A 16-year-old Roosevelt High School student has been suspended after he was caught taking pictures of girls as they were changing in the school's locker room.

The girls were from another school and were in Sioux Falls for a gymnastics event on Saturday.

The Sioux Falls School District says they do not recall a case like this one.

Several schools were at the Roosevelt for a gymnastics competition, but one team was caught off guard in their locker room.

"They happened to notice in the coach's office someone holding up a recording device, either a camera or cell phone, and they seemed to be recording them while they were changing." Said Officer Sam Clemens.

The girls quickly covered up and alerted their coaches.

"We're pleased the kids came forward and reported this so they could act quickly and law enforcement and school officials were able to resolve it quickly." Said Dr. Bill Smith director of instructional planning for the Sioux Falls School District.

Police say the use of the schools security cameras played a key role in identifying the 16-year-old Roosevelt Student who entered the locker room just moments before the girls.

A Roosevelt staff member recognized the peeping tom and police arrested him shortly after at his home.

The student was taken to the Juvenile Detention Center and charged with taking pictures without consent and window peeking.

"In a case like this we're looking at a long term suspension which means longer than 10 days." Said Dr. Smith.

The district also says in order to be reinstated the student would have to clear a psychologist evaluation and attend counseling.

The student says he deleted the photos right after he took them but police confiscated his cell-phone and iPod to make sure nothing can be recovered.

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