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Colorado parents are outraged and concerned as school district officials reveal new details on the "large scale" sexting scandal at Canon City High School. The school district says the scandal involves an equal of boys and girls -- including some who are only in eighth grade - who could face felony charges.
This is forcing parents and administrators to re-evaluate how they monitor teen activity in a high-tech world, reports CBS News correspondent Carter Evans. At an emergency meeting Thursday night, concerned parents learned that possibly hundreds of students at Canon City High may have been collecting and trading nude pictures of themselves and friends on their cell phones, like trading baseball cards.
Administrators started investigating after they got an anonymous tip. They started inspecting phones that were turned over voluntarily, uncovering hundreds of explicit photos of students.
At least half of the football team has been implicated in the sexting scandal. As a result, administrators decided the team will forfeit its final game of the season.
Police are still gathering evidence and warrants to search the devices. Investigators say the teens hid the pictures from parents using special "photo vault" apps, including one that looks like a calculator. They are scary," said Misty Vernetti, whose son plays football but says he wasn't involved. The district attorney says he'll work on a case by case basis, but students could face felony charges.
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