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Keller Parents React to Middle School Students Exchanging Nude Photos

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    Keller Parents React to Students Exchanging Nude Photos

    Parents at a Keller Independent School District middle school are outraged the school didn't notify them about nude photos exchanged between some students. (Published Monday, June 1, 2015)

    Parents at a Keller Independent School District middle school are outraged the school didn't notify them about nude photos exchanged between some students.

    The district told NBC 5 it happened about a month and a half ago at Indian Springs Middle School, and at the time a letter was never sent home.

    "If the school knew about it, I think parents should be informed," said concerned parent Pavel De La Fuente.

    The Keller ISD said about a half-dozen students were involved in sending nude pictures through their phones. The district found out because students told administrators more than a month ago.

    In a statement, district spokesman Bryce Nieman said:

    "We are aware of an incident that occurred more than a month ago, and we take such reports very seriously. The campus conducted an investigation at the time and those involved were disciplined according to the Student Code of Conduct. In Keller ISD, we take a proactive approach by providing educational programs that teach students about the importance of appropriate use of technology."

    "Would they allow pornography to be viewed on school grounds? It's basically the same thing, and aren't kids supposed to be not using the phone in school campus?" said De La Fuente.

    "I just wish they would inform the parents and that they weren't so limited on what actions they could take," said another parent, Kimberly Buffington.

    Buffington's children — one a student at the school, another who just graduated — say it's been happening for years.

    "I know it's been a problem since the very beginning of the year and even last year, because I heard numerous girls talking to other girls about how they sent them and proud of it," said student Cayden Bridges.

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