PRAIRIEVILLE, La. (BRPROUD) – A student at Galvez Middle School was arrested by the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office and charged with video voyeurism. The investigation started on Friday, March 31. That is when APSO said they were “made aware by Ascension Public Schools of an incident involving a small recording device resembling an ink pen found in the female locker room at Galvez Middle School.”

The ensuing investigation led to the arrest of the student. APSO confirmed that everyone affected by this incident was contacted and the investigation remains open.

Ascension Parish Schools provided a copy of the message that was sent out to parents from the principal of Galvez Middle School.

Dear Galvez Middle Parents and Guardians,

The purpose of this message is to provide information about an incident that took place on our campus involving images taken of students without their knowledge.

As soon as we were made aware of the incident, we immediately contacted the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office so that they could begin an investigation. In cooperation with law enforcement, I personally contacted the parents of any students identified as being involved.

We recognize your desire to be informed, but please understand our efforts are focused on assisting law enforcement and protecting all involved. If information becomes available that can be released without compromising the investigation or student privacy, we will certainly communicate that with you.

Thank you for your understanding and continued support of Galvez Middle School.


Shelley Farmer, Principal
Galvez Middle School