Saturday, 2:15 PM
Police investigate Holbrook 'sexting' case
By Michele Richinick, Globe Correspondent, and Martin Finucane, Globe Staff
Holbrook police and the Norfolk district attorney's office are investigating a tip from students at the Holbrook Junior/Senior High School that a video of two students having sex was circulating via cellphone around the school, police said.
The "sexting" was reported Wednesday by the girl who was shown in the video, who became concerned after learning that a couple of her friends had received it on their cellphones, said Acting Police Chief William Marble. He said the video had been taken by a third person who was not shown in it.
The transmission of pictures from cellphone to cellphone dealing with underage people in explicit situations is a serious felony, police said.
"It's under investigation right now. They're working on search warrants for the party who took the picture's phone and anyone else in the school who got the pictures and disseminated them to anyone else, because that's a crime also," Marble said.
Police will work with the schools to hold assemblies to explain to them what the law is and urge them to report such messages if they receive them, he said.
"Right now, it's a police matter. So we have no further comment until that's completed," Joseph F. Baeta, the school's principal said.
Due to the ages of the students involved, police are not releasing any more information at this time, police said.