EDGEWOOD, Md. (WJZ) — An investigation is underway into who posted nude photos online of Harford County high school students.
More than a dozen pictures of naked girls from Edgewood High School were added to a Facebook page.
Authorities do not believe the girls posted the pictures themselves.
The photos have since been taken down and the page has been deleted.
The ages of the girls in question are not yet clear.
Police say there is a good chance these pictures do not qualify as child pornography.
The Child Advocacy group is now investigating the incident.
Harford County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Edward Hopkins adds that parents need to talk to their children about taking these kinds of pictures and what the outcome can be.
The school system was notified by the Sheriff’s Office about the investigation into the inappropriate pictures. Harford County Public Schools released this statement:
“Cybersafety is an issue that we have been working proactively to address with local and state law enforcement and other stakeholders in the community. Unfortunately, this is an increasing trend and we will continue to work collaboratively with community partners to bring awareness of the resulting risks and consequences of this type of behavior.”