April 15, 2010

'Sexting' scandal at 2 Montgomery County schools

WASHINGTON - WTOP has learned Montgomery County Police are conducting an investigation into sexually explicit photos and videos of female students that have been distributed and sold among the student body at two Montgomery County Public Schools. In a letter obtained by WTOP, an iPod Touch with photos and videos of female students was confiscated by school staff from a student at Thomas Pyle Middle School.

"As soon as it was discovered, we took action," says Montgomery County Schools spokesperson Dana Tofig

During the school's investigation, students reported that the female students - who attend Pyle and Walt Whitman High School - willingly posed for the pictures outside of school and sent them to other students. In some cases, students sold and purchased access to the inappropriate photos. School administrators have contacted parents of the females in the images and those students who purchased or sold access to the images. Tofig says administrators reached out to police after the images were discovered. There is no indication that school computers were used to view, send or receive the photos. SOURCE: WTOP

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