Stevenson students caught in sexting investigation
Several Stevenson High School students are under investigation for sexting lewd selfie images, school and police officials said Tuesday.
Stevenson High School District 125 spokesman Jim Conrey said administrators became aware this week that juvenile students were texting lewd images of themselves. He would not release additional details of the matter, except to say the investigation was turned over to police.
Lincolnshire Police Investigator Adam Hyde confirmed police are investigating fewer than five students who were sexting pictures at the school. Hyde said, he could not discuss details of the case because it is a juvenile matter.
Conrey said punishment can range from loss of privileges to a school suspension. He said the punishment depends on each individual case, and whether the student has been involved in past misconduct.
"It also depends on differing levels of involvement," Conrey said. "We'll have to see how it shakes out."
Conrey said students took part in an Attorney General seminar in October warning students about online safety. He said every student at the high school enrolled in a math class took part in the seminar.
This is the latest Lake County school to have a major sexting scandal break since November.
Three students from Warren Township High School, one from Grayslake Central High School, and one from Carmel High School in Mundelein were charged the first week of November for sexting lewd images and cyberbullying a freshman at Warren.