Students do not know the consequences of sexting

Screen shot 2015-12-10 at 2.28.09 PMDuring english classes Officer David Hickey will be giving a presentation on the consequences of sexting to students on December 11th.   

  “It’s a bigger problem that people don’t even realize“ Officer Hickey said.

  Hickey has investigated more than one case a year that he’s been at Gresham High school and he has investigated some cases so far this school year.

  “across the board students have been really surprised that the consequences can be really severe.” said Tina Roberts, English Department Chair.

 Many students don’t know that it is a crime to send nude photos of themselves and aren’t aware of the impact that it would have on their lives if prosecuted. Five years ago voters approved Measure 73 which is a mandatory minimum sentence of 70 months for one child pornographic picture.      

  “I feel like if for this process we can prevent one student from going to jail it’s worth losing a little instructional time.” said Alethea Mock,English teacher.  

  This week english teachers lost two days of instruction time to go over an article on sexting and have a discussion on the topic of sexting, then another day for students to go to a presentation presented by Officer Hickey.

“Students are very interested. We’ve been working all day today.” said Roberts.