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Police investigating man who allegedly videoed high school cheerleaders

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By Bianca Buono

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Classical High School cheerleaders are on edge after a suspicious man was seen video taping their practice.

According to a cheerleader’s Facebook post, which has been shared more than 600 times, on Wednesday the cheer team was outside practicing a routine after school. They noticed a suspicious man parked across the street video taping them. They were so concerned they ended practice early and started taping him.

ABC6 is not identifying him, but the man is seen with his phone sitting in the front seat of an Infoshred truck. Moments after students captured video of him, he took off.

"I was horrified because I don't want someone coming out here you know these kids are walking by themselves and are out here,” said Kristina Price, a Classical High School parent.

"I've never seen anything like that but I think it's awful that they would do that,” said Bill Bleasdale, a grandparent.

The cheerleaders have notified school officials and police.

A spokesperson for Providence Public Schools released a statement, saying in part, "We commend all those individuals who reported this incident and advise all members of our school community: If you see something say something."

ABC6 reached out to Infoshred and they confirmed the man has been placed on paid leave while they investigate the incident.

The spokesperson added, "We take all accusations of potential misconduct involving our employees seriously and are treating the matter accordingly."

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