'Sexting' lands Spring Grove students...

'Sexting' lands Spring Grove students in trouble

There are 20 comments on the York Dispatch story from Mar 27, 2009, titled 'Sexting' lands Spring Grove students in trouble. In it, York Dispatch reports that:

Nude photos of two Spring Grove Area High School freshmen sent to other students' cell phones launched an investigation that, so far, has caused police to confiscate 15 or 20 cell phones.

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molly

York, PA

#1 Mar 27, 2009
I go to spring grove school district and i find this very shocking.
Jnk

Bensalem, PA

#2 Mar 27, 2009
Obviously something has to be done but what. You will never stopp young girls from sending pictures of them selves to other guys and who to point the finget at? well no one will really know seriouslt if you are a typical young bot and you recieve a nude pic of a gurl in school ur probly going to save it and send it to ur friends. The people involved in this are not the first and wont be the last. Sadly enuf but obviously parents should watch theit parents alittle more or if ur child has a cell phone then every message they send should automatically be sent to their parents phone then maby they will think twice before they send any thing bad.
ashley

Etters, PA

#3 Mar 27, 2009
i go to sg an i dnt k no why they are making such a big deal about this people exchange naked pics of themselves all the time its nothing new people neeed to grow up and get over it and the two g irls involved in the pic need to grow up and stop being so desperate
Dave

Lancaster, PA

#5 Mar 27, 2009
I'm a parent of two teenage daughters. They have NO need to have their own phones. We have a family phone they can use when they have an after school activity. Plus, my wife and I actually parent our children - we monitor what they do and openly talk with them. I would hazard a guess these teens don't really have parents who know them or know what they are doing most of the time. It's a sad thing, to be sure. Glad we have trust and open communication with our girls. Oh, and Ashley, I believe you need to learn to pay attention in your English class - both of your posts are pathetic.
Lawyer is wrong

Minneapolis, MN

#6 Mar 27, 2009
Mr. Boyles, the comment about destroying the phone being the only way to get rid of the image is not correct. The image came through servers that could contain the information. How are you going to make sure those drives and backups are wiped? Kids, you need to realize how 'permanent' your little games are. I would suspect that a request to clear those images from the telecom provider just might send them into the wild. Nice going girls.
WOW

AOL

#7 Mar 28, 2009
Ashley - people don't need to "grow up and get over it." This is child pornography. People under 18 are minors and naked pictures are criminal. How about you grow up and study more and find new friends if all of your friends are criminals.

Since: Feb 09

Spring Grove, PA

#8 Mar 29, 2009
I fail to understand why there would be any reason to penalize the kids who received the text message and promptly deleted it. Yes, it's still "there" on the phone (although it'd take a real expert to extract it). Lots of kids in SGAH got that text message sent to them; not that they asked for it, but a friend or someone in the school sent it to them. Promptly deleting it without forwarding it is the best way they could say,'No thank you; I don't agree with this' at their disposal. To say that they should have their phone destroyed and put in front of the Youth Aid panel is ridiculous, and it really goes against the rule of intent. Possession of anything means you have it at your disposal. I can't reasonably think that a child that is, in effect, handed something (in the form of a text message sent to them by another) and chooses to immediately delete it without handing it forward has done something wrong. What kind of message are we sending to the kids who are trying to do the right thing? And, they're following the direction of the SG Superintendent, who, in his letter to parents, suggested kids who receive this text simply delete it.

When investigators start following the chain of sent messages in confiscated phones, they're going to end up with hundreds of phones to destroy, and a bunch of innocent kids rights will have been violated when they just tried to do the right thing in a bad situation. I think the York DA office needs to keep thinking about how to deal with this one.
DA Ignorance

Minneapolis, MN

#10 Mar 29, 2009
Cooknfool wrote:
I fail to understand why there would be any reason to penalize the kids who received the text message and promptly deleted it. Yes, it's still "there" on the phone (although it'd take a real expert to extract it). Lots of kids in SGAH got that text message sent to them; not that they asked for it, but a friend or someone in the school sent it to them. Promptly deleting it without forwarding it is the best way they could say,'No thank you; I don't agree with this' at their disposal. To say that they should have their phone destroyed and put in front of the Youth Aid panel is ridiculous, and it really goes against the rule of intent. Possession of anything means you have it at your disposal. I can't reasonably think that a child that is, in effect, handed something (in the form of a text message sent to them by another) and chooses to immediately delete it without handing it forward has done something wrong. What kind of message are we sending to the kids who are trying to do the right thing? And, they're following the direction of the SG Superintendent, who, in his letter to parents, suggested kids who receive this text simply delete it.
When investigators start following the chain of sent messages in confiscated phones, they're going to end up with hundreds of phones to destroy, and a bunch of innocent kids rights will have been violated when they just tried to do the right thing in a bad situation. I think the York DA office needs to keep thinking about how to deal with this one.
When the DAs office makes an official statement about destroying the phones to get rid of the pictures, what do you expect? It just shows that they do not even understand the technology. What do they think happens BETWEEN one phone and the next?
carmen

York, PA

#11 Mar 30, 2009
The girls who sent the text undoubtedly should be held accountable at some degree. They are the ones, who in fact started this whole thing in the 1st place. These girls set this kids up. The students who received the texts shouldn't be held accountable unless they are the ones who FORWARDED the text. They should have known better.
Dave-In response to your post. Don't you think it's a little naive to presume that those parents knew nothing about their daughters? They could have been your daughters. So, instead of bragging about how wonderful your parenting skills are, don't be so quick to judge the parenting abilities of others. You just don't know what the issue may be. And, even though you may think you know everything about your kids, don't be so shocked if one day you find out you DON'T.
What about

Minneapolis, MN

#12 Mar 30, 2009
What about the SIM cards? What about any computers the phones were synced to? You can't get it all. Those pictures are being passed around as we speak - guaranteed!
Laurie

Lemoyne, PA

#13 Mar 31, 2009
molly wrote:
I go to spring grove school district and i find this very shocking.
You would find it shocking but I bet if it was an article about William Penn you would believe without knowing all the facts first. I am glad this hit the papers and the news.There is much more that goes on at this school then the public hears about. LOL You all know what I am talking about.
Ashley

Moosic, PA

#14 Apr 1, 2009
i think this is bull crap i dont understand y they keep tlkin bout it it should be done and over with but they keep tlking bout it
i kno i goto that school and if anyone has anything they want to say email me at
[email protected]
thanks
WOW

AOL

#17 Apr 5, 2009
Ashley - your email says much about your take on all this.... Unless you want the next pictures being of you, I suggest you not send your personal information out to a message board that is discussing "sexting"
jamel

Riverside, NJ

#18 Dec 10, 2009
wowwwwwwwwww
grow up and get some self esteem
Dillon

Riverside, NJ

#19 Dec 10, 2009
ew..emily hemlbright..
jamel

Riverside, NJ

#20 Dec 10, 2009
get some self esteem
Quit buckin on us

Spring Grove, PA

#21 Jul 12, 2011
Laurie wrote:
<quoted text>
You would find it shocking but I bet if it was an article about William Penn you would believe without knowing all the facts first. I am glad this hit the papers and the news.There is much more that goes on at this school then the public hears about. LOL You all know what I am talking about.
You've been fooled if you think stuff doesn't go down in your school or your kids school. Shit happends everywhere, it really wasn't that big of a deal.
Tyler

York, PA

#22 Oct 5, 2011
Ashley(s), that kind of typing is acceptable in texting and instant messaging. But if you want to be taken seriously in commenting an article about sexting, at least fully type out the words. I went to Spring Grove when this happened. It is a big deal because of how easily predators could get a hold of those pictures. It can really ruin the kids' lives.
gjdfgj

Carlisle, PA

#23 Nov 29, 2011
Oh god, I remember this... I think it got blown out of proportion. My take on it, is it was just a photo.. I'm not saying it's right or wrong.

However, the event really did turn bad, real bad. Several people were effected... I remember how they went into students' classrooms.. And the police or the administration staff would demand someone for their phone. And how they had that school assembly on it? Detailing the charges and so forth? Damn.
Me a Grover

Warrenville, SC

#24 Jun 9, 2012
Dillon wrote:
ew..emily hemlbright..
Wow did you really say that? Some immature child you are! You are those type of people that make the human race dispicable! What you said was rude and you should feel sorry for even thinking about anything like that!

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