By CHRIS JACKETT
Sunday Times Newspapers
WYANDOTTE – Students and parents throughout the city have a lot of concerns over questionable photos stemming from two events in recent weeks.
Three Wilson Junior High School students told others that an older man with binoculars and a long-lens camera was photographing them from within his vehicle during their sixth-period gym class, which ran from 1:45 to 2:30 p.m. Oct. 22. Police learned through a fourth party that the three girls “were told” the man had posted the images on Facebook under the name “Salem Issa.”
The vehicle was a burgundy 1996 Lincoln, but police later discovered the owner was a paranoid schizophrenic who does not own such equipment and likely would not know how to operate it or upload photos online.
Officers were unable to speak with anyone at Wilson who actually saw the incident, and additional statements by others have made it seem to officials as if the account may be a rumor.
However, the incident is an extension of a recent ongoing occurrence in which students at Roosevelt High School and Wilson have discovered that some risque photographs were copied from their personal Facebook profiles and reposted to a single profile under the Salem Issa name.
Although nothing illegal was done because the photos did not include nudity and originally were posted by the individuals themselves, many of the photos showed underage girls in bathing suits, underwear or provocative poses.
Facebook was contacted and the account in question was taken down about two weeks ago. Police continue to investigate the origin of the profile, but suspected an underclassman at Roosevelt may be involved.
(Contact Chris Jackett at [email protected])