VIDEO: Mountain View police investigating reports of high school students sharing nude images through Dropbox

 

MOUNTAIN VIEW (KRON) — Mountain View police are investigating reports of high school students sharing inappropriate images through Dropbox, the Mountain View-Los Altos High School District said in a letter to parents on Monday.

The investigation involves students at various high schools in the area, superintendent Jeff Harding said in the letter.

Reports said nude photos of female students were being shared at the local high schools. Police said all victims are under 18 years old.

Police have disabled the Dropbox account.

“Our focus and concern has and always will be for students’ safety. For every student that police interviewed throughout their investigation, they and their families were provided several counseling avenues. If you would like to speak with someone, be it for this case or for any reason whatsoever, please, reach out to a school counselor or administrator,” Harding said in the letter.

“Unfortunately, this case has affected some of our students, and it once again reinforces the need to educate both students and parents on safety measures surrounding social media and online activity,” Harding added.

No suspects have been arrested.

Some parents and school officials said they are upset that they hadn’t been notified sooner, but police say that would have compromised their investigation.

The investigation could involve as many as five high schools in the area.

Here is the full letter:

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