A freshman girl sends topless pictures of herself to a boy through an instant message. The boy shares the pictures over the computer with some friends.
Both end up expelled from school.
This incident came to light through a court case filed more than a decade ago against Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School, a private school in Ladue. While the technology has changed, the circumstances are more familiar than ever.
The consequences and risks of children sexting one another have been well documented in news reports since, but the practice of sending sexually explicit or nude photos through cellphone texts, apps or social networks continues. Read more…