Some students in Clinton are “sexting,” sending each other X-rated photos of themselves via cell phones, and authorities are considering pressing charges.
As Clinton school leaders and Clinton police learned of the incidents, a letter was sent to parents to alert them to the practice of sexting, while suggesting tips for parents to take control of their teens’ cell phones.
Police Chief Brian Guy would not specify how many students have been caught sexting, both in the middle and high schools. Chief Guy says there’s clearly a trend and they needed to take action.
“We need to make sure that the parents are aware of this concerning activity going on and we wanted to make them aware of the penalties for it,” Guy says. Interim school superintendent Deb Olson says there will be presentation on sexting by one of the school resource officers at the next board meeting.
Sexting is not unique to the community, according to Chief Guy, who says it’s a nationwide issue.
By Dave Vickers, KROS, Clinton