CARTERSVILLE, Ga., March 1, 2016 –A staff member at Adairsville High School found a
hidden cell phone, which may have been planted in a locker room to capture images. After some
investigation, school officials located who they believe to be the owner of the phone.
The student has been removed from school and will proceed through the Bartow County School
System disciplinary process. However, the Bartow County Campus Police are awaiting a search
warrant to investigate the phone’s contents. Possible criminal charges are pending based on the
information received from the phone’s analysis.
On Friday, Feb. 26, the school’s administration personally called to inform the parents of the
students who could have been directly affected by the incident. A parent meeting was held at
Adairsville High School on Monday, Feb. 29, to address the situation and inform parents of the
ongoing process.
Superintendent Dr. John Harper said, “The Bartow County School System takes this situation
very seriously. We will not hesitate to do whatever is necessary to protect our students and send
a clear message that this kind of action is completely inappropriate.”