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Former Teacher Admits to Tampering with Evidence for Taking Upskirt Video of Students

LEWISBURG -- A former teacher accused of trying to record upskirt videos of students in Union County made a plea deal with the district attorney there.

Justin Hill, the former instrumental music teacher at Lewisburg Area High School, pleaded to tampering with evidence. Other counts of tampering with evidence and invasion of privacy were dropped as part of the plea.

Police say the district superintendent told them Hill confessed to trying to take upskirt pictures of female students at the school in 2016.

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    Okay. This is nasty and this guy should face consequences for his actions.

    But, I think it’s also important to contemplate the lures and temptations that ALL teachers are faced with, every day. I wouldn’t want to be a teacher for all of the coffee in Honduras. Boys openly flirt with their teachers, as do girls. These kids are sent to school in attire that is more suitable for South Street Philly hookers and gigolos rather than teenagers. It’s not that any schoolgirl deserves to have some pervert try to take upskirt images, but when did it become acceptable for everyone to dress like they’re all going clubbing instead of school?

    • Tom

      No amount of this “flirting” and no level of “provocative” attire you speak of justifies the abuse or objectification of an underage student by the very people in power meant to protect them and nurture them. Period. The teacher is the adult. The teacher is the one who should have the ability to determine right from wrong. A student is still learning this. A student will make mistakes, do dumb things, or make poor decisions. A teacher is an adult who is put in a position where they are to help mitigate the consequences of those dumb decisions or mistakes. A teacher is an adult who should be guiding students to avoid these mistakes. It’s disgusting a teacher would do such a thing.

      Taking what you said to another level. I work in an office with people that come from a wide range of demographics. If I am working with a woman who is flirtatious and wears provocative clothing, I do not now have the right to act any differently. Because that coworker is dressing provocatively and is flirtatious it does not now give me the right to take upskirt pictures of her. This is not how properly functioning human beings work in a society.

      Let’s be very clear here. I don’t care if a woman is wearing nothing but a G-string, stripper heels, and pasties. Her attire, or lack of, does not give anyone any permission to abuse, assault, or take advantage of her. Attire does not mean they are asking for it. Flirtatious actions does not mean they are asking for it.

      The prosecution shouldn’t have given this man any deals. He filmed students illegally. Underage students. He then deleted the pictures tampering with evidence. Then everyone is going to believe it was just upskirt shots? Somehow a grown man, a teacher, took pictures of underage students, deleted the pictures, and somehow avoided a child pornography charge, being added to the sex offender list, and even avoided having a search warrant on his deleted data. This is ridiculous and a failure of the justice system. Nothing you delete on your phone or computer is truly ever 100% gone. Only in very rare situations and where data only existed on a single drive, never sent anywhere else, and is destroyed by power tools can the data completely be erased. They could have gotten those pictures if they wanted. I bet there is a lot more to this story and good old Justin “way too friendly with the female students” Hill got off lightly.