Four surrender to police in connection with Guilderland YouTube video

Posted at: 11/21/2013 3:00 PM
Updated at: 11/21/2013 8:33 PM
By: Ben Gorenstein

From top going clockwise: Malone, Santoro, Carmichael, Thompson
From top going clockwise: Malone, Santoro, Carmichael, Thompson
Photo: Guilderland High School Yearbook

Guilderland High School
Guilderland High School
Photo: File / WNYT

GUILDERLAND – Four teens have turned themselves into police, in connection with a sexually explicit rap song that was posted to YouTube.

The video, which was taken down after nearly two days, mentioned alleged sexual encounters students had. Some students were mentioned by name.

All four are being charged as adults, and face misdemeanor charges for cyberbullying. They are: Michael Malone, 17, Giovanni Santoro, 16, Parker Carmichael, 17 and Joshua Thompson, 16.

“The message here is that bullying will not be tolerated. There are task forces that are out there with regard to bullying. There is a cyberbullying law like this one that is out there to target this. It is a serious matter,” said Captain Curtis Cox of Guilderland Police.

All four teens are set to appear in Guilderland Town Court, next month.