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Local Student Punished After Snapchat Sexting

Police said a male student showed "inappropriate" photos to his friends.

Credit: Snapchat
Credit: Snapchat
An Oliver Ames High School student got in trouble with police after allegedly capturing "inappropriate" photos of female students through Snapchat.

Police said the 17-year-old student asked two female students—one aged 15 and the other 17—to send him the photos through Snapchat, the social app that automatically deletes sent photos after a short period of time.

"However the male used another device to capture the photos on his cellphone before they (were) erased," Easton police said in a statement. "This male student then showed the photos to others and school officials became aware of the situation."

Following an investigation that involved the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office, the student agreed to a pre-trial diversion offer that mandates he complete 40 hours of community service, among other requirements.

"School officials and a representative from the District Attorney’s Office are working on plans for a school assembly to discuss the seriousness of disseminating inappropriate photos," police said.
Christine M. Lombardi March 15, 2014 at 11:25 AM
Shame on this young man! He was in the wrong, as were the 2 young girls involved for sending the pics they should also be punished. But he was wrong in copying them to another device to save them! SMH
JF March 16, 2014 at 01:28 AM
If it was willingly sent and willingly received, then why we're the cops called? When I was in school they never would turn kids in to the police for the things they do today. Further, how about the incredibly poor judgement which was displayed by these 2 girls?????? They aren't turned in to law enforcement for it?

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