Lawsuit filed against RedEagle, Skiatook Schools

Tuesday, September 5th 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

The family of three Skiatook High School students has filed a lawsuit against the school district and the man alleged to have put a camera in a girl’s locker room.

Tulsa attorney Bob Butler filed the suit Tuesday in State District Court on behalf of the family. Butler says he expects at least one more lawsuit and maybe even a class action suit to be filed in the future.

The current lawsuit alleges civil rights violations by Harry RedEagle,Jr., who is shown on tape putting a camera in the locker room, Harry RedEagle, Sr., the father of RedEagle, Jr. and superintendent of Skiatook schools, the school district and school board.

The suit stems from a videotape that The News on Six turned over to Skiatook Police in August that shows the former girls basketball coach putting the recording camera into a locker. In all, police say they have three videos allegedly made by RedEagle.

Butler says he’s not sure if any of the three girls whose parents filed the lawsuit were shown in the tapes. He says that regardless of their appearance on the tape, their privacy has been invaded and they’ve been caused emotional distress.

Butler says the parents are seeking assurances from the school district and board that video equipment won’t be allowed in any locker room.