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Panama City Beach Officials Cancel Spring Break After Gang Rape

Authorities in Panama City Beach, in the spotlight after video of an alleged gang rape went viral, say it’s not the first video of its kind they’ve seen, and they are sick of it.

Via CNN reports:

While the video is “one of the most disgusting, repulsive, sickening things that I’ve seen this year on Panama City Beach,” it’s not an isolated incident, Bay County Sheriff Frank McKeithen said.

“This is not the first video we’ve recovered. It’s not the second video. It’s not the third video. There’s a number of videos we’ve recovered with things similar to this, and I can only imagine how many things we haven’t recovered.”

McKeithen was talking about a video of an alleged spring break gang rape that took place along a crowded stretch of Panama City Beach. Three people have been arrested in that case.

“There’s hundreds, hundreds of people standing there — watching, looking, seeing, hearing what’s going on,” McKeithen said. “And yet our culture and our society and our young people have got to the point where obviously this is acceptable somewhere. I will tell you it is not acceptable in Bay County.”

About 100,000 spring break revelers come to the beach community every year. Most have a good time and leave without incident. But some, authorities say, come intent on breaking laws.

Increasingly, evidence of such criminal activity is posted on social media, often under the hashtag #PCB2K15.

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