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Barrington Middle School Officials React To ‘Sexting’ Incident Among Students

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(CBS) – A sexting scandal involving provocative and naked photos of eighth-graders has erupted in the affluent northwest suburb of Barrington.

CBS 2’s Pamela Jones reports.

Parents just learning about the sexting scandal at Barrington Middle School-Station Campus expressed disappointment.

“Kids will be kids, but it crosses the line, when it involves sexting,” parent Chris Mitchell says.

The school confirms a small group of students have been taking inappropriate photos with their camera phones and sharing the pictures with each other.

School officials found out about it last week.

“We have also spoken to every single student and parent of that small group that was involved directly, to make sure that we talked about what we believed those images were on their personal devices and making sure they were deleted,” principal Craig Winkelman says.

The school principal sent a note home to parents to notify them Monday night. He says the school teaches students about the do’s and don’t’s of texts and social networks.

The principal says all affected students and their families are cooperating as police investigate the matter. Criminal charges could be filed.

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