Police: Chagrin Falls 7th-grader questioned on 'sexting'

CHAGRIN FALLS -- Police say it all happened back during spring break, but chatter on a Chagrin Falls school district bus Wednesday morning brought it all out in the open -- and to the attention of school officials and police.

Police are still talking with a Chagrin Falls Middle School seventh-grade boy, 13, after he apparently sent inappropriate pictures to a 13-year-old girl in his class about six weeks ago.

Sgt. Kimberley Libens tells WKYC that the "Photos are long gone. His phone was broken soon after, and now he has a new one. ... The girl deleted them immediately when she got them and didn't tell her parents about it."

Libens said no one else saw the pictures and they are not retrievable.

The photos are considered "sexting" -- taking and sending sexually explicit texts or photos -- something considered to be pornographic and illegal for minors.

Libens said there was "no bullying at all involved" and police are still investigating why he did this.

Libens said school officials have disciplined the boy with a two-day, in-school suspension.

"What we have is a 13-year-old that made a bad decision," Libens said.

Chagrin Falls School District Superintendent Bob Hunt released a statement Wednesday:

"There was an issue involving a student that was reported to police. Student was not in handcuffs, nor escorted out by police. Due to necessary confidentiality we do not comment on specific matters regarding student discipline."

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