100 Colorado High Schoolers Caught Sexting on Secret Apps
More than 100 students at a Colorado high school have been caught using secret smartphone apps to snap and share nude pictures of themselves.
Local officials were made aware of the “sexting ring” after receiving anonymous tips, the school district said in a statement.
The teens were using password-protected apps that, on the outside, appeared as nothing more than calculators or audio file managers.
Some students have been suspended in light of the scandal, while Cañon City High School has forfeited their last football game of the season after learning of the “large number” of players involved.
But is that enough?
Police say the students may face felony charges for the illegal photos, though the local prosecutor has emphasized that his office will exercise discretion.
“We certainly have no intention of requiring under the law, a juvenile to register as a sex offender unless it is absolutely necessary,” Fremont County District Attorney Tom LeDoux told Fox 31.
“It’s possible that there will be no criminal charges filed as a result of this incident at all,” LeDoux told reporters Friday.
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