Police probe alleged 'sexting' incident in Ridge school

RIDGE - Officials at Longwood Junior High School contacted police yesterday after they say racy images of girls were allegedly discovered on a student's phone.Freshmen Caitlyn Smith and Christina Berenzy say "sexting," the act of using your cell phone or email to send sexually explicit messages or photos, is a widespread practice in their school, especially among girls. "That's just disgusting, and now that they're doing it, guys are going to ask for it more," Berenzy says. Suffolk police say it's unclear if the images that were found on a student's cell phone were sent out to others. School district officials are not saying how they became aware of the alleged situation, or how many students may be involved. They say so far, no students have been disciplined pending an investigation.

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