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Cops Probe Claims That Hales Franciscan Students Shared Explicit Photos

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(STMW) — Chicago Police are looking into claims that students passed around sexually explicit photos at a Catholic high school in the South Side Bronzeville neighborhood.

Police first responded to Hales Franciscan High School Saturday, police News Affairs said in a release.

School officials told authorities that some students received or distributed sexually explicit photos of a female, the release said.

One school official told police that a more serious crime might have been committed, based on conversations with students, the release said.

However, the name of the person in the photo has not been provided to police, and there has been no evidence presented to police that a crime had been committed, according to police News Affairs.

“We take any allegations of this nature very seriously, so CPD has requested that the name of the victim be made available as soon as possible allowing a proper investigation to be conducted,” the release said.

Officials with the school, at 4930 S. Cottage Grove Ave., could not be reached for comment Thursday evening.

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