SANGER (CBSDFW.COM) – A cell phone video taken in a girls locker room during a basketball game has caught the attention of the Sanger Police Department.
The video was record in February when the girls varsity basketball team from Sanger was playing Argyle.
The video was apparently shot in the Argyle locker room.
“The video was taken during the basketball game,” said Argyle Police Chief Curtis Amex. “It was in the Sanger (high school) locker room, but it was the Argyle girl’s basketball team that was involved.”
The game was played February 7, but the video wasn’t uncovered until later.
Several parents of players say the video was distributed anonymously to each school board member. They say Argyle School Superintendent Telena Wright told them the video was edited to show the coach addressing the team both at halftime and after the game.
For her part, Wright confirms the school district is “collaborating with Sanger Police” but declines further comment. But edited or not, the video has parents worried.
Several parents say, from what they have been told, it is clear the cell phone camera was left rolling for some time.
They also worry that whoever owns the phone may have unedited video of girls in the locker room.
“We’re concerned that our daughters may be inappropriately exposed in some of the video that was taken,” said Julie Sheridan, a parent of one of the players.
Sheridan says police have interviewed all the players and are convinced none of them recorded the video. Amex would not comment further on who may or may not have been interviewed.
But there are indications the phone may have been set up inside a locker.
“They said it was apparent it was in a locker,” said Ron Strelke, whose daughter also plays on the team. “The way they could tell was it actually turned over at one point during the video.”
But like Sheridan, Strelke worries what the cell phone caught before it may have turned over. And he worries what will happen if that unedited video gets out.
“All the stuff that gets posted on the Internet today, and once it’s out there electronically nobody has control of it anymore,” said Strelke.
Wright says a decision on discipline will have to wait until police conclude their investigation. She would not confirm whether the suspect or suspects is affiliated with the district, however.