According to media reports, the boy was arrested on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, the school district is considering whether the youth’s actions “may or may not be a disciplinary matter for the district,” according to school board spokeswoman Maryann Dickar, quoted in a story on NJ.com.
The report says the boy has been charged with two counts of invasion of privacy, which would be third-degree crimes if committed by an adult. He has reportedly been released to the custody of his parents.
Deputy First Assistant Prosecutor Debra Simon said the boy was arrested at Dickinson High School in Jersey City, where both he and the girl are students.
Both of the girl’s parents and the boy’s mother were notified of the incident, she said.
The report quotes police as saying it is believed that the girl did not know the act was being recorded and it is also believed that she became aware of the recording from other students at the school.