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Pasco County school district considers cracking down on video recording

Posted at 5:45 PM, Sep 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-15 18:07:58-04

PASCO COUNTY, Fla. -- Pasco County parents and volunteers may soon have to get permission to take pictures or record video on school property.

That's if the school board decides to change the current the district's current policy regarding technology use on campus.

The current policy only lists restrictions for students, teachers and staff. The topic of including parents and volunteers in that policy started a few weeks ago, after a local family posted a video of their daughter touring Mitchell High School for the first time.

The family is big on YouTube as they have over 1 million subscribers. Their video went viral within minutes.

Parents and students then started complaining. Their two big issues: safety, and the family didn't get permission to record other students.

The Delucio family didn't take the video down, but they did make it private.

Now, there's a proposal to change the current policy. The new policy will add parents and volunteers to the list of restrictions. They will no longer be able to record video without permission. If they do then the principal can step in and take action, which could inclue kicking them off property, or even getting police involved.

The board will vote on the policy October 1.