Police Investigate "Sexting" at Fort Worth Middle School

Students say naked pictures of fellow classmates sent by cellphone

By Kevin Cokely
|  Friday, Dec 18, 2009  |  Updated 7:00 PM CDT
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Keller Students Arrested for Sexting

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Keller Students Arrested for Sexting

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Several students at Hillwood Middle School in North Fort Worth are being investigated for possession of child pornography, Fort Worth police said. 
 
The students are suspected of sending naked pictures by text message, which is also known as sexting, to classmates at the school.
 
"It was a bunch of kids sending dirty pictures back and forth to each other", said a student.
 
The student and others said the pictures started popping up on cell phones about a week ago.

Hillwood, which is part of the Keller Independent School District, has approximately 1,219 students in 7th and 8th grade. Students at Hillwood said as many as one hundred of their classmates received the pictures.
 
"I find it very inappropriate," said Melanie Goodsell, a student at the school. 

Her mother, Darlene Goodsell, agreed.

"It's wrong, and everybody at the school should know it's wrong and they should be punished for it," Goodsell said.
 
Keller ISD released a statement Friday morning saying:

 "Keller ISD is working with the Fort Worth police department in the ongoing investigation. As always, we will protect the identity and privacy of our students and refrain from providing any further details in this police matter." 
 

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