9NEWS - Article - Nude photos found on students' cell phones

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Police say criminal charges are possible in an investigation into nude photos found on cell phones belonging to Douglas County School District students.
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Kelly

Altadena, CA

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Mar 7, 2007
 
So let me get this straight.

-Boys and girls on or after puberty are horny.

-Boys and girls like seeing each other naked.

-12 year old boy misses out, likely feels saddened that he will never see these pictures.

That sounds like the true crime, if you ask me.

Seriously, when I was 13 I would have loved to see my classmates naked. I wouldn't have thought for one second it would be illegal to see someone my own age naked.

Since: Mar 07

Great Falls, MT

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Mar 8, 2007
 
Unbelievable. How old are you people???

With regard to the kids and what they did, of course they like naked pictures. Their stupidity was in sending them to each other's cell phones. Maybe someone should've taught them that electronic transmission of naked pics is a big no-no.
Coloraden

Aurora, CO

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Mar 8, 2007
 
Honestly, let’s just throw the book at them for being kids!! Then blame Mommy and Daddy for their behavior. I am sick and tired of the law destroying lives, and futures for something that is not really a crime. It's natural to be curious about sex! Yeah maybe a discipline is in order...but that is as far as it should go. It’s not like they killed someone. The law needs to back off about this sex crap…just a little, it goes way to far when it involves kids being kids, might as well call them sex predators too while they are at it. Maybe they should spend more time going after a REAL sex predator, and stop making our kids what they are not!
What

Durham, NC

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Mar 8, 2007
 
Coloraden wrote:
Honestly, let’s just throw the book at them for being kids!! Then blame Mommy and Daddy for their behavior. I am sick and tired of the law destroying lives, and futures for something that is not really a crime. It's natural to be curious about sex! Yeah maybe a discipline is in order...but that is as far as it should go. It’s not like they killed someone. The law needs to back off about this sex crap…just a little, it goes way to far when it involves kids being kids, might as well call them sex predators too while they are at it. Maybe they should spend more time going after a REAL sex predator, and stop making our kids what they are not!
I totally agree with this post, disipline these kids if you must, be happy that the pictures did not hit the internet and let these kids live their lives normally. DO NOT turn them into criminals and ruin their lives!!!
Paul

Hamilton, Canada

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#10
Mar 8, 2007
 
Ordinary, non-sexualized naked photos of children or adults are in fact legal. As usual, the story doesn't say anything significant about the photos --- because most reporters imply that nudity = sex, specifically bad, immoral, dangerous sexuality, just like most Americans do. But it's false.
Regardless, Coloraden is completely onto it: American officialdom is so sex-negative that it is a major cause of the behavior in this story and then makes it worse by trying to criminalize it.
America, as James Kincaid puts it, deals with the inevitability of developing childhood sexuality by issuing orders to deny it.
born-naked

Denver, CO

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Mar 8, 2007
 
Why is nudity always linked to sex? They are completely different. We are all born naked so what is so wrong with being naked. I have been to nude beaches and surprisingly nobody was having sex. It was just a bunch of people of all ages having a great time at the beach.

All this story does is send another message that there is something wrong with being nude. There is nothing wrong with being nude. The story never mentioned that the girls in question were posed in a sexual manner.

I agree that 12 and 13 years olds taking pictures of other 12 and 13 year olds should not be a crime.

If the girls did not want their pictures to be seen by others they should not have taken off their clothes.
Angela

Denver, CO

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Mar 8, 2007
 
I have been around a number of Middle School girls in the past few years and they are a diffrent breed. These young ladies seem to want to be much older and dress sexier then any stripper,porn star or super model. Yes it may have been a dare, but honestly do we really think they are supprised the pictures were going to be forwarded? I am truley concerned about our young woman of today, wanting to be to grwon up way to soon.
Angela

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Mar 8, 2007
 
Janet Reno wrote:
These girls are clearly tramps. I demand that their names and phone numbers be made available to the public immediately, along with the photos. The public has a right to see what is going on with America's youth.
WOW, you sound like one of those PERV's that we want to keep our children from. Why in the world would you want to have the photo's posted for the public to see. That is just CRAZY!
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Mar 8, 2007
 
um, Angela, i think Ms. Reno was being sarcastic...

to even mention jail sentences for middle school students for what amounts to nothing more than playing doctor, but with a little more technology than I had available at that age, is redonkulous...Law enforcement, school officials and the press should be ashamed of this type of sensationalism...
mike

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Mar 8, 2007
 

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Kids shouldn't be allowed to use cell phones in any school with maybe the exception of college,but also at the parents concess.
Rochelle

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#16
Mar 8, 2007
 
I think a lesson should be taught and some consequences for their decisions but nothing to serious after all they are very curious. I don't understand why it is made a big deal after all this is about the age that sex education is taught in school, they are all very curious after just learning about it in school.
Jennifer

Aurora, CO

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#17
Mar 8, 2007
 
That's what you get for giving your kids cell phones... You may have had good intentions for their safety, but overall, they're kids. They're curious creatures, and they're going to find trouble whether they realize it or not.
sdh

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Mar 8, 2007
 
Why do kids in middle school need CellPhones????
Rochelle

Hagerstown, IN

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Mar 8, 2007
 
I think some consequences and discipline should apply, but nothing to serious. This should'nt be made into a big deal, after all this is the age that sex education is taught in the schools. They are very curious about what they just learned and at the same time probably going through natural changes.
Alysia Sanchez

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Mar 8, 2007
 
I think if the girls are stupid enough to pose nude then the kids that took the pictures should not be at fault. The girls that are in Middle have thier own minds and are old enough to know what is right and wrong.
medrano

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Mar 8, 2007
 
i strongly agree to this
A Mom

Denver, CO

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Mar 8, 2007
 
DISGUSTED wrote:
Why do kids in middle school need cell phones for anyways? This is absolutly stupid. My fellow classmates and I got a long fine with out cell phones and pagers back in the day. Is it that the parents worry? If the parents are worried about their children then they need to do some evaluating of themselves!!!
Because of todays safety in schools and other public places, we allow our son who is in middle school have a cell phone. In case you havent noticed, recently the rash of school involved shootings seems to be on the increase, or what about the complete stranger that walked into a HS in Bailey, took a childs life then his own? What about that? I want my child to have a cell phone!!! And as a parent of two younger children I will provide them with cell phones once they are old enough as well, granted it will not be a camara phone however. After all that has happend the last few years its hard enough sending them to school let alone without the communications of a cell phone.
Really now folks

Scottsdale, AZ

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#24
Mar 8, 2007
 
This is just a modern day extention of the "you show me yours, I'll show you mine" that all kids eventually do. We all did it, we all hid it, we all bragged about it. Trouble is, these kids got the bragging and hiding part mixed up due to today's technology. Give them a break, okay?
A Mom

Denver, CO

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Mar 8, 2007
 
Really now folks wrote:
This is just a modern day extention of the "you show me yours, I'll show you mine" that all kids eventually do. We all did it, we all hid it, we all bragged about it. Trouble is, these kids got the bragging and hiding part mixed up due to today's technology. Give them a break, okay?
Nicely said.
Gina

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Mar 8, 2007
 
I do not think cell phones of any kind should be allowed in the schools.

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