A 17-year-old male student has been expelled from North Forsyth High School after he reportedly attempted to spy on the girls bathroom.
Forsyth County Schools spokeswoman Jennifer Caracciolo said the boy, whose name has not been released, was a junior at the school. The incident occurred a few weeks ago.
She said administrators and teachers discovered the student had climbed into the ceiling of the boys restroom and from there crawled above the neighboring girls restroom, where he poked two small holes in the ceiling.
“They found him as it was occurring and there were no female students involved,” Caracciolo said.
She said the boy did not have a camera or cell phone with him when he was caught, and school officials were certain the holes were not in the ceiling the day before.
Caracciolo said a tribunal recommended Wednesday that the student be expelled for a year from all schools in the district.
“This is an uncommon situation,” she said. “We just feel fortunate that the administrators and teachers found the student in the process of trying to allegedly peep into the girls restroom and that no one was in the restroom while it occurred.”
Caracciolo said the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office was notified about the incident, but no charges were filed.
She declined to comment on whether the student had been disciplined in the past.