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Classmates Used Dropbox to Share Nude Photos of Teen Girls: Students

Photos and videos of naked high school girls allegedly posted on a file-sharing website and shared among teens at a Montgomery County, Pennsylvania high school are at the center of an police and school investigation.

Students of North Penn High School in Towamencin Township tell NBC10 at least one teenage boy created a Dropbox account to share the media with others. The explicit images that include nude and seminude teen girls under 18 were uploaded alongside, in some cases, girls' names.

"It's wrong on every level. It's privacy. It's respect," said parent Debbie Aleide.

North Penn School District administrators sent an email to parents on Thursday notifying them of the allegations and the resulting investigation.

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"Please know that NPSD and local law enforcement officials are working together on this matter and take alleged activities such as these very seriously," the message read, in part.

The photos and videos were apparently first shared with only one person, sometimes through  social media apps like Snapchat, before being saved and uploaded to the Dropbox, according to students.

"Parents should look for that. You know, parents should watch ... it's our duty," said Ojas Jog, another parent.

Rated one of the best high schools in the nation, the 3,000 student school is not the first local institution to experience a nude photo scandal.

Eight students at Neshaminy High School in neighboring Bucks County face charges after they allegedly swapped nude pictures of classmates over text messages.

While police and officials have not confirmed whether the Dropbox account actually exists, students are already organizing protests. A Twitter account created Friday is calling for students to walk out of class at 11:15 a.m. Monday.

"Spread the word, don't let them cover this up. We need to take a stand," one tweet read.

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