Police threaten boys who saw naked images of their female classmates
GET deleting, kids. Police have warned anyone who received photographs of the female student body at New Jersey’s Ridgewood High School to be ready for a knock on the door. The students sent the pictures to one male comrade.
And some how – some how?! – the images ened up on the internet.
This is not what the girls wanted. They used the “Snapchat” application. It says:
Snapchat is a new way to share moments with friends. Snap an ugly selfie or a video, add a caption, and send it to a friend (or maybe a few). They’ll receive it, laugh, and then the snap disappears.
The image might be a little grainy, and you may not look your best, but that’s the point. It’s about the moment, a connection between friends, and not just a pretty picture.
The allure of fleeting messages reminds us about the beauty of friendship – we don’t need a reason to stay in touch.
Give it a try, share a moment, and enjoy the lightness of being!
But a male took screenshots of the images and posted them on Instagram.
Ridgewood Superintendent Dan Fishbein tells the Patch:
“These incidents happened off school grounds and are being handled by the police. If it is determined that students broke school rules then we would handle that administratively as we do with all student issues.”
Police have set up an “amnesty period”. Delete the pictures by 7:00 a.m. on Monday and all will be fine. Fail to delete and face possible prosecution for possessing/distributing child pornography.
Fishbein said in a letter to parents:
“The amnesty period gives you an opportunity to educate your children and help protect them. We will be working with our staff to continue to address these issues with our students. Thank you for your assistance with this serious issue.”
Can you really be a child guilty distributing child pornography if the girls wilfully sent pictures of their naked selves? Isn’t this more of a copyright issue?