• Parents say indecent photos of son shared at middle school

    By: Trish Williford


    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Charlotte-Mecklenburg police are investigating after they said indecent pictures of a 13-year-old boy were shared on a social media phone app.

    A police report was filed after the pictures were shared at Randolph Middle School.

    The app, Kik, is an instant messaging service that uses the internet rather than your service provider to send the messages.

    The parents of the middle schooler told Channel 9 police contacted them after they learned indecent photos of their son were being shared on Kik.

    Messages received and sent through the app don't show up on your phone carrier's statements or bills, which means parents can't see the messages children are sending and receiving unless they log into their children's phones.

    Experts said the app also makes it easy to send videos and pictures.

    A woman Channel 9 spoke with said her granddaughter uses the app all the time but she didn't know inappropriate pictures could be sent through it.

    Channel 9 asked CMS if any other students were involved in this case, but they would only say it was a CMS investigation.

    So far no one has been charged in this case.

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