Police investigate viral school sex video 

Police investigate viral school sex video 

Police are gathering evidence to bring criminal charges against those who posted a video clip of two students having sex on a teacher's desk in a school classroom.

Pol Col Chatchavarin Boonnak, Thoen police station superintendent in Lampang, said yesterday the parents of the students who appear in the video clip on Tuesday lodged a complaint against those who posted the clip on social media. Those responsible are thought to be students, but the parents are undeterred.

Pol Col Chatchavarin said the parents have accused their children's friends of posting the video, which they say is defamatory. "We are investigating the matter. Our police officers are summoning for questioning those who have been accused of posting the clip.

"If they are found guilty, criminal charges will be pressed under the Computer Crime Act," Pol Col Chatchavarin said.

According to Section 14 of the act, anyone caught posting obscene material on the internet which can be viewed by the public can be imprisoned for up to five years and fined up to 100,000 baht.

Pol Col Chatchavarin said those suspected of posting the video are younger than 18 years old.

If police bring criminal charges against them and the court finds them guilty, the teenagers will be punished under a special treatment system.

The 20-second footage shows a male student and a female student, both in school uniform, having sex on their teacher's desk in an empty classroom. 

Since the video was posted on social media and went viral on Tuesday evening, people have criticised the students for their wild behaviour, urging authorities to probe the incident. 

Secretary-general of the Office of the Basic Education Commission Karoon Sakulpradit said he received a report the children are 10th grade students at a school in Lampang province's Thoen district and the school has already talked to their parents about the incident.

"The students' parents have acknowledged what happened and asked the school not to expel their children and allow them to sit their final exams, so both of them would have the chance to finish this academic year at the same time as their peers," he said.

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