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Homer SD 33C, police  investigate sexting

Updated: May 14, 2014 6:47AM



Homer School District 33C officials and Will County sheriff’s police are investigating incidents of sexting involving sixth-grade students at Hadley Middle School in Homer Glen.

District 33C Supt. Michel Morrow said he believes 10 to 12 students sent sexting images involving two students.

“As far as I know there were no adults involved,” Morrow said. “Then it would be a criminal issue.”

He said school officials will wait until the investigation is complete and then decide on any disciplinary action for the students.

The investigation started Monday, according to a statement from Hadley Principal Kristen Schroeder and Assistant Principal Candis Gasa that was sent to parents and posted to the school’s website Thursday.

“We are taking this matter very seriously and treating it as a learning opportunity for our students,” the statement said.

School administrators notified sheriff’s police on Monday that a sixth-grade girl received an inappropriate photo that was also sent to other students, Deputy Police Chief Ken Kaupas said. He said school officials and the parents of the students involved are cooperating with sheriff’s police.

School social workers and counselors held informational sessions Friday to teach students about the ramifications of sexting and misuse of social media. Morrow said the sessions went well and were well-received by students.

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