Nude pictures of area students have supposedly made their way on-line. Now Baytown police and Goose Creek ISD school officials are investigating to find out who put them there but this supposedly isn't only happening in Goose Creek. Baytown police tell me area high school students are texting one another an Instagram link and once you click on that link it takes you to an Instagram page with nude pictures supposedly of students. An Instagram page full of nude pictures of students? This certainly isn't a case of what happens in teen texting stays there. "I have a 16 year old. I know these kids they use texting a lot. It just goes to show you how much you really have to be in top of things. They don't like you in their rooms and stuff but you have to go in there sometimes and investigate," says Baytown resident Brenda Isbell.
Baytown police are now looking into the claims that girls featured in nude photos on that Instagram page are area high school students.
"I've heard a lot about it. It's been going around a lot. (Now the girls are embarrassed?) Yes," answers Baytown Freshman Bethany Smith.
"I think they maybe want attention and they're doing it the wrong way," adds another young woman.
The police investigation was launched after a Goose Creek ISD high school student told a school counselor about the on line photos which show, according to Baytown police, girls in "nude and in compromising positions".
"I have to go through their phones periodically just to check to see if something like that is going on and thank the Lord there isn't," says father of two Chris Noon.
According to Baytown police the Instagram page is divided into sections supposedly featuring nude students from Channelview, LaPorte and Baytown. "It's pretty frightening because you can get in quite a bit of trouble. I don't think kids know how much trouble you can get into," adds Noon.
Baytown Police say they have seen the Instagram page but haven't been able to determine if indeed any of the nude girls are students. Remember anyone, including kids, caught with or caught passing pictures of nude children are at risk of facing child pornography charges.