WESTON - Weston police are investigating a series of alleged sexting incidents at Weston High School.
Reports say police are looking into claims alleging that students used their cellphones to take and distribute nude photos of themselves to friends using the popular app Snapchat.
Police say the app gives students a false sense of security because other apps are available that will capture and permanently save the images.
Parents say they were very surprised to learn of the investigation. Others say the sexting outbreak is not that big of a deal.
Sen. Richard Blumenthal says the outbreak is, in fact, a big deal. He will be taking part in a sexting education campaign targeting high school students.
Police say they are less interested in prosecution and are more focused on educating. They plan to educate the students at Weston High School about the legal consequences of manufacturing and distributing what is technically child pornography.