Osage Co. DA Decision on Skiatook Coach to Come Next Week

Tuesday, August 15th 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

The Osage County District Attorney says he doesn't plan to make a decision about filing charges in the Skiatook locker room camera case until next week. Larry Stuart plans to review three videotapes, including the one that shows former Skiatook coach Harry Red Eagle, Jr. placing a camera in a locker room shortly before girls were to come in and change clothes.

Counselors say many of the kids coming back to school in a few days, may feel a sense of betrayal... even if they're not on the tape.
"This is a trauma,” said psychologist Lindsay Patterson. “When you look up to someone, you feel loss and grief when that person on a pedestal has a different identity than they've conceptualized."

The Skiatook High School principal tells the News on Six that he has met with other administrators to plan how to provide extra counselors for the beginning of school.