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Sexting investigation launched at a Colorado school

By: KKTV
December 15, 2017 Updated: December 15, 2017 at 4:15 pm
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A teen-sexting law that has befuddled Colorado lawmakers for years appeared Wednesday to be moving closer to reality. (AP stock photo)

SALIDA, Colo. - A staff member at a Colorado high school alerted authorities about sexting taking place involving students, prompting an investigation.

The Salida Police Department alerted the community on Wednesday and then held an assembly to discuss sexting on Thursday. Sexting is the sending of explicit pictures or images over mobile devices. The department believes there are "multiple students" Salida High School students who might be involved in this particular case. The department is working with the district attorney's office in the case.

Police are reminding the public the state has enacted a new sexting law. Colorado HB-1302, which will be effective on Jan. 1. The new law includes misdemeanor and petty offense charges but puts specific requirements on how to avoid breaking the law if you receive any of these types of photos. The new law also puts a lot of emphasis on educating the violators and putting together programs to educate all students with in any school.

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