BATAVIA (CBS) — Batavia Police say there will be no criminal charges against 20 middle school students involved in sexting.
The students at the Rotolo Middle School who were sexting – sending explicit photos of themselves – are 11 to 14 years old, says Batavia Police Detective Kevin Bretz.READ MORE: Coronavirus In Illinois: Officials Report 1,249 New COVID-19 Cases, Including 22 Additional Deaths
And their age is one reason he says they will not be charged criminally.
“We have closed the case. We’re done with it. The school is going to review this. If they decide to take any in-school disciplinary action, that will be completely their decision to make. We will not get involved in that whatsoever.”
Detective Bretz says Batavia Police met with 20 Rotolo Middle School boys and girls and their parents.READ MORE: Saint Sabina Plans To Withhold Monthly Assessments From Archdiocese Of Chicago Until Conclusion Of Investigation In Father Michael Pfeger
Bretz says “continuing education” is the most important thing – because of the age of the students.