Southington teens who shared nude photos won’t face charges

SOUTHINGTON, Conn (WTNH) — Fourteen children accused of sharing naked photographs and sending inappropriate text messages will not face any criminal charges.

According to police, they have labeled the incident as a “delinquent” act” and are referring the students to a juvenile review board. The review board is part of a community-based diversion program.

Police began investigating the incident two weeks ago when an adult informed administrators at Joseph A. DePaolo Middle School that there were photos of naked people on a student’s phone. Police discovered those images and texts were also being exchanged with students at John F. Kennedy Middle School via social media.