Investigation of nude student photos spreads to 9 North Carolina counties

SBI now investigating nude pictures of students shared via Instagram

February 26, 2014 8:23:15 AM PST
A spokesperson with the North Carolina Department of Justice said Wednesday an SBI probe of nude photo sharing amongst high school students has spread to nine counties.

The investigation now includes Wake, Durham, Pitt, Craven, Johnston, Chatham, Randolph, Surry and Edgecombe counties.

ABC11 first reported on the issue in multiple Wake County high schools February 18.

The SBI says if parents or students have tips to share that will help in the investigation, they can be emailed to

Law enforcement is asking parents to talk to their children about the dangers of posing for or posting sexually explicit photos online and warning students about the consequences.

So far, no arrests have been made in the case. Distributing these types of pictures of minors is a felony and could result in up to a year of jail time.

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