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Police: Teens spread pornographic video around Carolina Forest middle schools

Photo courtesy of Horry County police
Photo courtesy of Horry County police

A pornographic video of a 13-year-old girl was allegedly filmed and circulated around Carolina Forest middle school students last week.

An investigation began Friday after assistant principals at Ocean Bay Middle School were contacted by staff at Ten Oaks Middle School about an inappropriate video that was spreading around, an Horry County police report states.

A 13-year-old Ten Oaks student took a pornographic video of herself and sent the video to a 13-year-old Ocean Bay student, police said.

The student who videoed herself was issued a juvenile summons in connection to unlawful communication. The 13-year-old Ocean Bay student and a 14-year-old girl were issued juvenile summons in connection to disseminating obscenity.

Lisa Bourcier, Horry County Schools spokesperson, said HCS is aware of the “off-campus incident.” Bourcier said the allegations are being addressed by school administration and she could not comment on specific disciplinary action for the students involved.

“We ask parents to monitor their child’s social media accounts and help us in educating their children of the harms in sharing and disseminating inappropriate photos and videos,” she said.

HCS has a code of conduct guide for its students. Bourcier cited pages of the guide that state administrators shall take appropriate action about student misconduct off campus and lists what is unacceptable behavior for students.

Bourcier said the incident with inappropriate videos being spread is a level 3 offense, the highest on the conduct guide. Students who commit a level 3 offense could face punishments that include expulsion or out-of-school suspension.

This PSA on sextortion warns that anything private shared online could be used against you. If someone demands sexual images from you, stop immediately and report it. For more information, visit ProjectSafeChildhood.gov

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