Tulsa, Okla. - UPDATE: The teenaged student arrested this week at Union High School after being found taking pictures of a special needs student in the bathroom has bonded out of the Tulsa County Jail. Jonathan DeVito, 18, left the David L. Moss Detention Center last night just before 7:00pm.
After an 18-year-old Union High School student was arrested on complaints of manufacturing and distributing child pornography, school officials e-mailed a recorded message to parents to tell them an announcement had been made to students to use their cell phones wisely and to urge parents to talk to their kids about using their cell phones wisely.
"The announcement, which has also been posted on our website unionps.org, is a reminder of how the use of technology, particularly cellphones, is both a privilege and an even greater responsibility," said Chuck Perry, Director of Secondary Education in a recorded message.
The message went on to say that school officials encourage parents to take this opportunity to discuss proper use of technology with their kids.
18-year-old Jonathan DeVito was arrested at Union High School Wednesday afternoon, accused of taking a picture of a special-needs student as that student was using the bathroom.
Law-enforcement authorities say DeVito then posted the picture on Twitter.
KRMG News a statement from DeVito's defense attorney Joel A. LaCourse.
"The parents of Jonathan DeVito are devastated at the arrest of their son. Eighteen by only a month, he left for school Wednesday morning as usual and before the day was over, ended up in the Tulsa Jail charged with four felonies.
Jonathan is an excellent student at Union High School with a GPA of 3.7, taking AP and colege courses, scheduled to graduate in May, 2013. He participates in student government, leadership, track and cross country. He is further active in his church and youth group.
The family will fully coooperate with the District Attorney's office in the resolution of this matter. The family does not think that the quick filing of four felony counts is appropriate for what appears to be, at most, youthful indiscretion. The family wants to make it very clear that their son had no idea that anyone involved was handicapped in any way and absolutely meant him no harm. They look forward to a speedy and fair resolution of this unfortunate matter."