Eight students will soon face charges in a sexting scandal that has rocked a Bucks County high school, officials confirmed to NBC10 Thursday night.
The pending charges against the Neshaminy High School students were confirmed following the completion of a nearly 3-month long investigation into sexting claims by Middletown Township Police.
The sexual texts were first reported to school officials by students who saw the inappropriate photos on classmates' phones in the school, said district spokesman Chris Stanley in a statement released on Oct. 31, 2014.
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The sexting scandal involved a large number of students across the student body, according to the district.
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.
Following the initial sexting reports, Principal Dr. Rob McGee posted a message to the school’s website asking parents to check their children’s phones for the Yik Yak app and giving instruction on how to see what their children posted.
Police are not releasing the names of the students who will face charges.