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Are teen 'sexting' penalties at school too lax?

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An ever-increasing problem in the teen world has come in the form of “sexting,” or sending pornographic photos and illicit, sexual messages through cell phones.

Most recently, in the Bridgewater-Raritan School District, nude selfies were discovered floating around amongst the student body. Rather than involving police and pressing charges, the district superintendent, Cheryl Dyer, gave the students a couple of days to delete the images from all electronic devices.

Possession or distribution of nude images could ultimately lead to child pornography charges, even if it is a minor who is committing the alleged crime.

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By: Jason Koestenblatt (Patch Editor)

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