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High school sexting investigation in Michigan City

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Sexting at suburban middle school leads to criminal investigation

(MICHIGAN CITY, IND) – Widespread sexting is being investigated at a high school, in Michigan City, Indiana.

Officials say it involves numerous students, but they didn’t release further details.

The La Porte County prosecutors office is alerting families that sending sexual images of minors is always considered child pornography, even if its done by juveniles.

“The present incident appears to involve numerous high school students engaging in the high-risk behavior of sending a boy or a girl a sexually provocative photograph, seemingly in an effort to attract or maintain a peer`s personal attention, while sometimes simultaneously requesting an image in return,” the office said in a statement. “Although no criminal prosecution is contemplated by the Prosecutor`s Office, these children need to understand that the consequence of this behavior is far more serious than the inconvenient seizure of a cell phone and the awkward conversation with a police investigator and parent.”

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