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Batavia Police: No charges against students for texting lewd photos

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BATAVIA, Ill. (Sun-Times Media Wire) -

West suburban police announced Monday they will not file charges against children for sending sexually explicit images to other middle school students through their cell phones.

No criminal charges were filed and the investigation is complete, Batavia police said in a statement. Any disciplinary action taken against the students will be handled by the Batavia Public School District 101, according to police.

Six or seven students were under investigation for sending the images last week after a student informed a staff member the pictures had been posted on social media, the Beacon-News reported at the time.

Supt. Lisa Hichens said the incident involved both boys and girls from Rotolo Midde School who were ages 11 to 14 and in grades six through eight.

Hichens said the school district notified police April 29 to assist in the investigation. She said any potential consequences, such as discipline or suspensions, would not be released publicly because of the age of the students.

“Parents of students directly involved in this incident have been cooperative,” Hichens said.

Police urged parents Monday to regularly discuss the uses and consequences of social media and texting, and said that will be the focus of education programs at Rotolo.

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