Middle school students in suburban Maryland are being approached through Snapchat to send nude selfies to an anonymous user who is posting the images to a website that students — or others who know the password — are viewing, according to school officials. Montgomery County officials say they have received at least 10 reports of activity related to the scheme from middle schools in recent days and have turned them over to police. They said some Montgomery County students have sent photos, and others have been given the password to the website. We want them to stay safe online. Turner said little is known about who is behind the effort and whether that person is a student or adult. Students have come forward at Montgomery schools including A. Farquhar Middle in Olney. The issue came to light earlierlast week, Turner said. A letter was sent to Loiederman parents Tuesday. It remains unclear how many students have received requests for photos on Snapchat or have viewed images on the site, which Turner said includes nude photos with blurred faces.
Prosecutors charged the year-old boy in Island County Juvenile Court March 28 with viewing depictions of a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct in the second degree. He could face up to 30 days in confinement if convicted of the charge. The boy is not being identified by the Whidbey News-Times because he is a minor. The deputy tried interviewing the boy, but he was uncooperative. The minor said she sent a nude photo on Snapchat, an app that allows someone to send a photo that can only be viewed for a short time. The girl received a notice, however, that the boy had taken a screenshot of the image. Court documents do not indicate what was found on the phone. Previous Hospital board may consider big bonus for departing CEO Next Jury finds man guilty of child molestation More in News Woman accused of stealing, hiding gun A year-old South Whidbey woman was arrested for allegedly stealing a gun… Continue reading. An Oak Harbor woman was recently arrested for allegedly threatening to kill… Continue reading. Three attorneys with distinct backgrounds and legal experience are vying to wear… Continue reading.
Montgomery County officials say they have received at least 10 reports of activity related to the scheme from middle schools in recent days and have turned them over to police. The episode echoes incidents in Virginia four years ago in which teens faced criminal charges for gathering compromising material and for "sexting. Montgomery County school officials sent a letter to families at the system's 25 high schools and 40 middle schools last Friday evening, alerting them to the problem. They said some Montgomery County students have sent photos, and others have been given the password to the website. We want them to stay safe online. Mr Turner said little is known about who is behind the effort and whether that person is a student or adult. Students have come forward at Montgomery schools including A. Farquhar Middle in Olney. The issue came to light earlierlast week, Mr Turner said. A letter was sent to Loiederman parents Tuesday.
In a post-Weinstein world, the spotlight on sexual harassment in the workplace shines hotter than than ever before. But the recent barrage of swift actions to hold powerful men accountable can obscure the everyday harassment from men who are neither rich nor famous that many women endure.
For many women, those unwanted sexual advances start long before they are old enough to work. In a profile for The California Sunday Magazine 's "Teens Issue," longtime WW contributor Leah Sottile lays out the ongoing suffering of a year-old Portland girl, Nicole, whose phone will not stop buzzing with texts from other students demanding she send nude photos. Nicole knew what Cody wanted, but it made her nervous.
The girl's mother, identified only by her first name, Alexis, said she approached the school with the texts, but nothing happened. Like women in the workplace, girls in school are protected from sexual harassment and abuse by federal laws.
Title IX of the Education Amendments passed in requires equal access to educational opportunities and bars discrimination on the basis of sex.
But Title IX investigations in K schools are extremely rare. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights, according to data the office released this year. The digital violence followed Nicole to North Carolina, where she now lives. Read the full story here. News reporter Katie Shepherd joined Willamette Week in She covers criminal justice, cops and courts. Willamette Week. Share on Facebook. Share on Twitter. Share on LinkedIn. Share on Email. Share on Pinterest. Share on Tumblr. Share on WhatsApp. Share on SMS.
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