A Bucks County school district alerted police and disciplined students after allegations of students sexting came to light.
The incident shook Neshaminy High School in Langhorne, Pennsylvania.
“Neshaminy School District officials and Middletown Township Police are investigating an incident involving several students at Neshaminy High School that allegedly possessed inappropriate photo texts of a sexual nature,” said district spokesman Chris Stanley in a statement sent to news outlets Friday. “The incident was reported to school officials by students who saw the inappropriate photos on classmates’ phones in the school.”
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The sexting scandal involved a large number of students across the student body, according to the district.
Students and parents at the Neshaminy High School homecoming Friday night told NBC10's Nefertiti Jaquez that some of the sexts came from members of the football team who were barred from playing in the game.
Stanley said the sexts involved several students and weren’t focused on just one student or group of students.
The district didn’t reveal any details about the shared messages outside of saying they were sexual in nature. It wasn’t clear where the photos originated, according to Stanley.
School officials alerted parents of the sexts and said individual students would be disciplined on a case-by-case basis.
The sexting scandal follows a tumultuous week for the school. On Wednesday, the school sent out a warning to parents to check their high schoolers phones after a series of inappropriate comments directed toward students were posted on social media.
High School Principal Dr. Rob McGee posted a message to the school’s website Wednesday asking parents to check their children’s phones for the Yik Yak app and giving instruction on how to see what their children posted.