CMS asks for police help to investigate pictures posted on Instagram

by: Mark Becker Updated:


CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Police are enlisting the help of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s cybercrimes investigators to find out who has posted pictures of high school students on Instagram under a header that reads CMS Hoes Exposed.

“My heart fell to the pit of my stomach because my daughter has never gone through anything like this, and she’s in the eleventh grade,” said Tanya Aviles after she saw a picture of her daughter on that website with a lewd comment below it.

 “She was crying, she was upset, she didn't want to be at school,” Aviles said. “I started crying myself because I was worried about her.”

Aviles contact Vance High School where her daughter is a junior and was told that the website may have posted pictures of students from other CMS schools.

CMS Police told Eyewitness News they had tried to find the webpage with her daughter on it but it had been taken off line.  They say they have seen similar posts but that they are often online for only a brief period of time and then taken down.

The case would appear to fit under North Carolina’s definition of Cyber bullying, which includes,”Any copying or disseminating … data pertaining to a minor for the purpose of intimidating or tormenting that minor…”

CMS has contacted CMPD to trace the source of that post and others like it but they have not made any arrests in the case to this point.

Aviles wants answers, and she wants other parents to know what is out there.

“Something really needs to be done about this.  They need to catch these disgusting people who are out here posting these pictures,” she said.

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