Twenty-five students from Skyview Middle School in Colorado Springs have been suspended after being caught “sexting.” The 6th grade students were allegedly forwarding a picture of a naked 12-year-old girl on their cell phones. Under Colorado law, the students could be facing a felony charge for the incident. The El Paso County District Attorney received the case for review on Wednesday afternoon. He stated that in cases like this one, mandatory education and counseling is the best first step for the students.
A parent of one of the suspended students believes that Skyview may have mishandled the situation. It is questionable as to why the students were suspended from school as the text was sent after school hours. In addition, the school’s resource officer threatened the students and told them that the incident will ruin their lives, preventing them from getting a good job later in life. School officials also interrogated the students and confiscated their cell phones without alerting parents.
To prevent future incidents like this one, parents are advised to turn off the picture texting feature on their children’s cell phones. If your child has been charged with a juvenile crime, you need an experienced Colorado Springs juvenile crime defense attorney to review your case and build an aggressive defense. The attorneys at The Bussey Law Firm, P.C. will examine every detail of your case and build the strongest defense possible. Call us at (719) 475-2555 to learn how we can help protect your child’s rights.
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