No charge filed in Skyview upskirting case

Act, a dare, did not meet state's test for voyeurism charge

By Craig Brown, Columbian metro editor

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A Skyview High School boy accused of using a phone camera to snap a picture up a teacher's dress will not be charged with a crime, according to The Columbian's news partner, KATU-TV.

Clark County Sheriff's Sgt. Shane Gardner told the Portland TV station that juvenile prosecutors decided not to charge the boy with voyeurism because the boy was acting on a dare and had no sexual intent. In Washington, there must be sexual motivation present for there to be a charge of voyeurism.

Vancouver Public Schools filed a report with the sheriff's office about the incident on March 18.

The teacher wasn't aware a student took a photo until a later time, according to the sheriff's office.In an emailed statement, Vancouver Public Schools spokeswoman Pat Mattison said the district conducted a full investigation, "appropriate discipline was imposed," and that there were no other reported incidents.