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Police: Long Branch High School Student Videotaped Girl Getting Undressed in Locker Room

Student charged with invasion of privacy

A Long Branch High School student has been charged with invasion of privacy for allegedly videotaping a female student who was getting undressed in the school's locker room.

Tyler Gabriel, 18, of Washington St. was charged on Monday, Jan. 28, and was released on a summons, according to Long Branch Police Capt. Jason Roebuck.

Roebuck said the Long Branch Police Department was contacted by the Long Branch High School "in regards to an apparent invasion of privacy that occurred in the past on the school grounds."

Roebuck said four students were brought to the Long Branch Police Department, but the investigation revealed that only Gabriel was responsible for videotaping the girl.

"This was done by leaving a cell phone in a gym bag in the room," Roebuck said. "The female student was videotaped while undressing, but was not fully nude at any time."

The other three students were released and returned home.

Roebuck said the investigation into the incident is ongoing and that police are working "hand in hand" with the Long Branch Board of Education. The Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office was also notified of the incident.

Long Branch School District Superintendent Michael Salvatore issued the following statement on Tuesday evening:

“On Monday morning, Jan. 28, school officials became aware of alleged criminal conduct that may have taken place in the Long Branch High School. School administration immediately turned the matter over to the Long Branch Police Department. The Board of Education and the district officials have been, and will continue to cooperate with the Long Branch Police Department in respect to the investigation. As this matter involves the privacy rights of students, the Long Branch Board of Education and District Administration cannot comment any further at this time."

Marty Cohen January 29, 2013 at 09:15 PM
Glad to see the LBPD is out there fighting crime and making a difference
wallflower January 30, 2013 at 02:50 AM
I'm confused... How did the student master a plan to hide a phone to tape the girl? Seems like more people were in on this. Was it one or more girls? What actions will take place to protect these girls? Sad that these ladies were violated
Tom January 30, 2013 at 03:13 PM
We really don't know the details however if the other three students knew about this, they should immediately be suspended from school and charges should also be brought against this.
Thomas A. Blasi January 30, 2013 at 04:00 PM
With the multitude of cameras around these days one never knows when he / she is being photographed. Some of the cameras known as ‘lipstick’ cameras are so tiny they are not noticeable. Cameras stalk us at stores, malls, on the roadways and just about everywhere.
Crazymad January 30, 2013 at 04:36 PM
So are you condoning what this 18 year old did to the young lady??? I hope not!! It is wrong, wrong, wrong!
Big Whitey January 30, 2013 at 04:57 PM
Unfortunately, we will never know what really went on. Just like the kid that was taped up in the bathroom. The schools take our money by the bushel full, as well as the states, yet there is no accountability. Its a private club, with marble bathrooms. Free healthcare, great pensions, top pay, plenty of days off, and hiring all your buddies. If only LB taxpayers would wake up and say enough! Its not for the kids, its for the select few members of this exclusive club.
Thomas A. Blasi January 31, 2013 at 01:31 AM
Certainly I am not condoning that sort of behavior. What should we do to prevent this sort of thing?
Momof4 January 31, 2013 at 05:22 PM
It's a shame this happened. It's sad to know that only this one kid Tyler will pay the price for all of them. They should all receive the same punishment . Tyler is the one responsible but who knows if it was his idea? It could have been his friends who told him to do it.
Ken February 02, 2013 at 06:12 PM
I would like to know how a boy got a gym bag in the girls locker room to begin with? Let alone set it up with a camera to videotape a girl getting undressed.
Marilyn R. February 04, 2013 at 03:07 PM
Have we forgotten something here? This is not a case of "invasion of privacy". This boy is a sexual predator! He was hoping to get a picture of girls naked, and Lord only knows what he would do with it afterwards. He should be charged more harshly. Secondly, let's not forget, he is 18, no longer a "kid" by the law.
Thomas A. Blasi February 04, 2013 at 06:03 PM
Far be it for me to furnish you with answers about this individual, since the story broke I have not kept up with it. I am also looking at this from a different perspective too. Back about 100 years ago when I was 18 we did silly sometimes ‘crazy’ things that boys did. No, nothing like what this individual did but we did crazy things that in today’s society, by today’s standards would not be tolerated and so I’m thinking that maybe, just maybe he did what he did not realizing the consequences of his actions. Does it make it right? No. He did a stupid thing and now, if convicted he’s going to have a criminal record and probably get thrown out of school.
Christina Werner March 26, 2013 at 06:27 AM
Yeah right?

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