Text messaging has become part of our everyday lives. But at Sanger Middle School, it has become a problem and in some cases, pornographic.
"He doesn't know what a felony means. He doesn't understand what pornography means," said one parent. She is a mother of a 13-year-old boy arrested Monday and suspended from school and spent the night in a juvenile detention center after an eighth grade female student texted him a naked picture of herself.
"He's a 13-year-old child. He's in middle school. He's supposed to be out there having fun, hanging out and playing football, which he loves to do. Instead, he's having to sit at home with mom and dad," said his mother.
The school district caught wind of the problem about a week and a half ago. The sent out a letter to parents, warning them of the images from this apparent school yard game. "I know some girl was taking pictures of herself and sending it to multiple guys. Obviously, they've still got their picture on their phone because they are now getting in trouble," said Bethany Mitchell, a classmate.
So far only the 13-year-old boy has been arrested.
Thursday, October 9, 2008
No, this is not a repeat. In fact, unlike the earlier case below, this time the underage boy who received the picture was the one arrested, not the girl who sent it. And this time it was a couple of middle school kids, an eighth grade girl and a 13-year-old boy. This appears to be a growing problem and the cops and prosecutors aren't quite sure what to do next. Gotta love some of the quotes by the boy's mom, though. Here's more WFAA TV: