Nude pictures of students allegedly posted on social media
Students claim classmates are viewing photos
ORLANDO, Fla. – Students at Lake Nona High School said it's all anyone is talking about: a Twitter page sharing nude pictures of students.
Note: None of the students who spoke to Local 6 said they looked at the pictures, which in many cases would be constituted as child pornography. Local 6 did not view the pictures either.
Students said it's happened before. The latest Twitter page, "The Plug" @NonaSecret was removed and the account was suspended as of Monday morning, after students said pictures had been posted to the site all weekend.
Students said the Twitter page asks students to direct message pictures of their classmates.
A screenshot of @NonaSecret sent to Local 6 by a student shows a question posted under the page title: "Have anything you have on anyone you'd like to share with us?"
Another screenshot reads: "The Plug! ALL SECRETES COME OUT! // DM Picture & Rumors"
Students posted replies largely condemning the pictures.
"If she's a sophomore, I believe you just posted a picture of a minor which would be illegal," read one posting.
"I don't think anyone enjoys seeing one of their friends being exposed on social media for everyone to see," read another posting. "It's 100 percent messed up."
"People think it'd be seniors, but it's actually going down through freshmen," said senior Josshua Velazquez. "It'll carry on through your whole high school."
Students said they saw classmates viewing the pictures.
"Today, actually, as a matter of fact in one of my classes there was a huddle of a bunch of guys looking on iPads, swiping on pictures, talking about whatever happened yesterday," said student Brianna Ruiz.
A spokesperson for Orange County Public Schools said the Lake Nona High School principal had not received any questions from parents about disciplinary action.
"Parents have been sharing with the school their contact with law enforcement, and if needed, the School Resource Officer is ready to assist law enforcement," said OCPS spokesperson Shari Bobinski.
Orlando police would not confirm if they are investigating.
Bobinski said there isn't much the school can do to prevent students from taking pictures and posting them.
"But I also think people should know better than to post stuff like that," Ruiz said. "You don't send pictures like that so then this won't happen."
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