West Hartford police investigating sexting incident at Sedgwick Middle School

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WEST HARTFORD — Police in West Hartford confirm to FOX 61 they are investigating a sexting incident at Sedgwick Middle School. The school has students from sixth grade through eighth grade.

Officers were sent to the school Wednesday afternoon to meet with educators, Police Lt. Ted Stoneburner said. He added that he can not elaborate more about the incident because it involves juveniles.

The incident involves a male student at nearby Conard High School and a female student at Sedgwick, a police source tells FOX 61.

Police say school resource officers do a tremendous amount of work with students teaching them the do’s and don’ts of texting. They start seriously talking to students about the inappropriate texting in 5th grade and ramp up efforts when talking to students about sexting in 7th and 8th grade.

FOX 61 has reached out to the Superintendent of West Hartford schools but have not yet heard back.

In January, five students were arrested from Newtown High School after sexually explicit photos and videos of juvenile students were circulated.