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Case of sexting at Westboro middle school

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A group of middle school girls sent topless photos of themselves in a case of sexting and another student ended up posting those pictures online.

The alleged incident involves three girls who attend the Gibbons Middle School in Westboro and a boy at the high school. Sources say the girls are extreme extremely humiliated and the boy is facing criminal charges.

Police say last week they received a report of three girls at the school who had taken inappropriate pictures of themselves and sent a copy to one of their boyfriends in November.

Police say someone mailed a copy of the pictures to a 15-year-old by at Westborough High School, and he started selling the pictures.

“I honestly don't think the girls knew what they were doing. I didn't think they knew it would go viral. I don't think they understood the consequences of something like that. I have no idea about the boy honestly,” said Allen Bruehl, parent.

Police say the 15-year-old will be summoned to juvenile court and arraigned for dissemination of obscene material of a minor.

“I think he needs to be taken to task in some way. I don't mean that in a punishing manner but I do mean in saying look at what happened,” said Santi Malukutla, parent.

“I always talk to my kids about posting things online and not to post inappropriate things, and if they see things that in inappropriate to tell me and it's sad,” said Lauri Curtis, parent.

School officials sent letters home to parents explaining the situation to them.

The superintendent said this is not a unique situation. She called it a foolish mistake that spiraled out of control.

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