Principal Peeping Tom

Educator screened surveillance video of teen school sex

Dave Wilson

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Principal Peeping Tom

OCTOBER 8--A Kentucky principal last month screened school surveillance footage showing two teenagers having sex in the lunchroom and provided lurid play-by-play commentary as fellow educators watched the video in his office.

In the wake of a probe of his bizarre behavior, Dave Wilson retired last week as head of Louisville Male High School. According to these redacted witness reports released by Jefferson County Public Schools officials, on September 3 Wilson summoned several co-workers to his office. They arrived to find a darkened room with five chairs pointed toward a large white screen.

Using a projector connected to his laptop, Wilson, pictured at left, screened a ten-minute video showing the teens having sex the prior afternoon. "Hey, baby, why don't you come over here and grab my pencil," and "It won't take me long, I am like the minute man," were two of Wilson's comments as the video played, according to witnesses. While the pantsless girl, an 11th grade student, sat in the boy's lap, Wilson slowed the video down and remarked that the group could watch it in slow motion or he could speed the clip up and "make him go even faster."

At the video's conclusion, Wilson could be seen approaching the teens. One witness reported that "Wilson and others" had been watching the students in real time, and when they "were finished having sex," Wilson entered the cafeteria to "run the students out of the building." The school district's probe of Wilson also turned up allegations that he showed up to school events intoxicated and made inappropriate comments to students and staff.

In a September 29 letter, Wilson announced his retirement, effective after he had used up his remaining vacation and personal days. (6 pages)