Five days after detectives were notified of an Internet page said to have nude pictures of female students of Cypress Bay High School in Weston, police shut down the site. BSO spokeswoman Veda Coleman-Wright and parent Carlos Gonzalez spoke about the issue.
Five days after detectives were notified of an Internet page said to have nude pictures of female students of Cypress Bay High School in Weston, police shut down the site.
"Tuesday morning our investigators were able to get that page removed from the website, so those photos from Cypress Bay High School are no longer accessible," said Broward Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Veda Coleman-Wright.
The move comes after detectives were able to identify a 14-year-old girl on the site, which turns the case into a criminal child pornography investigation.
Parents at the high school were pleased to hear the site was removed.
"They did the appropriate thing by shutting it down," Carlos Gonzalez said.
According to the police report released by the BSO, the site contained pictures of nude girls and of girls performing sex acts with males and females. Cypress Bay administrators were the ones who called the school resource officer after a student said she recognized some of the girls.
The report said it appears the girls might have taken the pictures themselves but police are still trying to determine who uploaded them. Because at least one of them is underage, transmitting, viewing or downloading these pictures is a serious felony.
"Immediately when you start transmitting child pornography, yes, you are committing a crime," Coleman-Wright said.
The Broward County school district declined to comment, saying that the BSO is conducting a criminal investigation.
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