I’m not sure where the blame lies more, with the parents or the school:
A nude photo of a 13-year-old New Jersey girl has been passed around a middle school, and students have been warned they must delete it from their cellphones by today.
Police were called to Eisenhower Middle School in Wyckoff after teachers investigating an argument among four students found the photo of the girl on a cellphone.
Police Chief Benjamin Fox told The Record newspaper that students who still have the photo after May 19 could be charged with endangering the welfare of a child or possession of child pornography.
The chief says while there are no plans to inspect students’ cellphones, the chief says there are ways things are brought to the attention of law enforcement.
Empty threats. The school notified parents earlier this week. Why, then, do the kids still have phones in their possession? In my not too distant high school teaching past, visible phones were confiscated during school hours.
Why can’t the school confiscate the phones? Or better yet, why haven’t the parents?
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