Three freshman boys at a Gurnee high school are charged with felony distribution of child pornography after an investigation into sexting and cyberbullying involving a female classmate.
The boys have been released to the custody of their parents.
Gurnee police got involved October 24 after the girl complained that classmates were making inappropriate contacts through their cell phones.
They say the investigation continues, the three already charged are not the only ones involved, and more charges are likely in the coming days.
The dangers of sexting and bullying have been discussed among administrators, parents and students at Warren High School, where people we spoke to described the boys as good kids who made a foolish mistake.
If convicted, they may have to register as sex offenders.