Print article. Your tween daughter is so self-conscious about her body that getting her into a dressing room to try on her first bra required the slippery recruiting skills of a veteran MI5 spy. In a logical world, there would be no reason to imagine that any of these kids is snapping photos of their nascent naked naughty bits and texting them to others. Sexting in middle school sounds crazy.
Not my kid!
Dozens of students at a North Georgia high school have been caught up in a sexting scandal. Union County Schools Superintendent John Hill confirmed around 50 of the students at Union County High School in Blairsville were caught sending naked pictures of classmates over their phones. Hill said the students range in age from 14 to Hill said most students didn't realize that the sexting was illegal and could have led to child pornography charges. Officials have since determined that at least 46 students were involved in the illegal exchange of nude photographs of each other. Hill said the school district could have filed felony child porn charges but decided against it.
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It looked like a porn site—shot after shot of naked girls—only these were real teens, not grown women in pigtails. And then there was Jasmine in a fuzzy picture looking awkward. So she waited until first thing the next morning and called a local deputy sheriff who serves as the school resource officer, and he passed the message on to his superior, Major Donald Lowe. But he immediately realized that this was a problem of a different order. Investigation into the Instagram account quickly revealed two other, similar accounts with slightly different names. Between them, the accounts included about pictures, many of girls from the local high school, Louisa County High, in central Virginia. Lowe has lived in Louisa County, or pretty close to it, for most of his life.
The only people who have immediate control over the sending of these photos are the owners of the phones — the parents. They can seize the phones and close the accounts. The focus of the story is not the town where the kids live but the school they attend. Reporters are quoting the principal and the superintendent about what they are going to do. Schools have a captive audience in their students. I have two teens. If they were sending or getting inappropriate photos, I would call the parents of the other kids involved.