Student arrested for

Published 12:00 am Saturday, March 17, 2007

breaking into HHS

By Regina Grayson

A former student of Highland Home High School was arrested on Feb. 23 after he was videotaped breaking into the school and using the school's computers after school hours.

According to Crenshaw County Sheriff's Department Investigator Robin Daniel, the investigation was the result of complaints that the K-4 kindergarten classroom had been broken into several times, and the classroom computers were being used to view pornographic Web sites as well as to print out adult-oriented pictures.

Steven Dewayne Poitevint, Jr., 18, of Honoraville, a white male, was caught on camera prying open the classroom window and using a classroom computer to view the adult Web sites.

HHS Principal Joseph Eiland first reported the complaints to the sheriff's office on Feb. 19, which then resulted in the installation of a video camera in the classroom.

Sheriff's Investigator Ronnie White and Deputy Earl Thompson were the arresting officers. The 18-year-old was charged with third-degree burglary and with second-degree criminal trespassing.

Daniel said that Poitevint had been reported as having been seen around the school after hours in his vehicle.

He was not armed at the time of the arrest, which took place at school, and he did not resist arrest.

Poitevint bonded out of jail, and the case is currently pending.

Daniel said that Poitevint is no longer enrolled at the school.