Police probe targets nude photos of students

The Associated Press

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RALEIGH — Authorities are investigating Instagram accounts after nude photos of Wake County high school students started appearing on them.

A woman called Wake Forest police last week to tell them that her daughter had learned that someone had posted nude photos of her on Twitter and Instagram. The girl is now 18, but the woman said the photos were from when she was 14 or 15.

According to an affidavit, Wake County Public School System security personnel found other Instagram accounts with photos of nude girls and boys. The security officials identified students at six county high schools.

The affidavit said investigators want Facebook, which owns Instagram, to turn over all information about four Instagram accounts, including user names and logins between Feb. 10 and Feb. 17.

Wake Forest public information office Bill Crabtree is asking parents to be vigilant.

“We are urging parents and guardians to take this opportunity to educate their children on the dangers of posing for inappropriate pictures; taking inappropriate photos of themselves, distributing inappropriate photos through email or text, and/or posting inappropriate pictures online,” Crabtree said.