Student charged with unlawful filming

Published 10:10 pm Wednesday, February 13, 2019

An 18-year old Lakeland High School student has been arrested after allegedly filming a staff member without consent and then sharing it with other students.

Ladarris Amir Timmons, 18, faces charges of unlawful filming or photographing of another and disseminating a video or still image with the intent to harass, according to city spokeswoman Diana Klink.

Timmons is scheduled to appear for an arraignment at 9 a.m. Friday in Suffolk General District Court, according to online court records, and is currently free on bail.

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Suffolk Public Schools spokeswoman Bethanne Bradshaw said Timmons allegedly “took video up a teacher’s dress.” Bradshaw also confirmed that Timmons is a Lakeland student.

“SPS will also discipline the student according to policy,” Bradshaw said.

The alleged filming incident took place Feb. 5 and used the Apple feature, AirDrop, to share it with other students, Klink said. Apple’s AirDrop feature allows someone to transfer files between iPhones, iPads and Macs.

A Suffolk Police officer learned of the incident from a Lakeland school administrator Feb. 7, Klink said, and Timmons was arrested the following day.