Sheriff's office investigating sexting incident at high school

SUMMERVILLE, SC (WCSC) - Officials with the Dorchester County Sheriff's Office say they are investigating a recent incident at Ashley Ridge High School where a picture of a topless teen was passed around for money.

According to school officials, the students involved in the distribution of the picture have been disciplined and were recommended for expulsion.

Mike Turner, security coordinator for DD2, says no matter if the event happened on or off school property, sexting is something parents should talk to their children about before a text is sent.

"There are some issues parents really need to discuss with their students," said Turner. "They need to take a long hard look at their future before that momentary lapse in judgment."

Depending on the image, DD2 rules outline students can face punishments from suspension to being thrown out of school.

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