A state legislative committee is reviewing a bill that would amend child pornography laws to make sexting between minors a misdemeanor.
Six students are facing criminal charges following a sexting investigation at Plymouth North High School.
Police said they initially were investigating ‘sexting.’
Secret codes are becoming more complex, and more crude.
Walpole Police and school officials are now investigating several alleged cases of sexting among students.
Students told WBZ a group of about 15 girls sent naked photos of themselves to boys, and those pictures were widely shared. They also said some students have already been suspended.
A criminal investigation is also being conducted by the Walpole Police Department.
Superintendent Ben Tantillo tells WBZ NewsRadio 1030, late last week they learned some middle school girls – mostly eighth graders – were sending suggestive, inappropriate pictures to boys.
Swansea police are investigating a case of alleged sexting between teenage students at Case High School.
Researchers at the University of New Hampshire found that only two percent of teens had sent a sexual picture.
The town of Stoughton and two former school officials have been named in a lawsuit alleging they failed to protect a freshman who was subjected to sexual harassment.