Police and school officials are investigating an incident at Whitman-Hanson Regional High School, in which students had been sharing what was described as “inappropriate photos” on their phones.
“Administration was notified of inappropriate pictures being circulated on student cell phones,” according to a statement from the office of Superintendent of Schools Jeffrey Szymaniak released on Thursday, Jan. 31.
No comment was offered on the nature of the images.
School administrators contacted the building School Resource Officer and the issue is being investigated by the Whitman Police Department, according to the statement.
“The District appreciates its strong working relationship with both the Whitman and Hanson Police Departments to ensure the safety and well-being of our students,” Szymaniak stated.
“It is an active investigation by Whitman Police, working closely with DA’s office,” Whitman Police Chief Scott Benton said Thursday afternoon. “Where it is an active, ongoing, investigation, no further info will be released.”
Benton referred inquiries into the matter to Plymouth County DA Timothy Cruz. A request for comment has not yet been returned from Cruz’s office.
*Steph Spyropoulous contributed to this report