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CHESTERTON | Duneland School Corp. officials are investigating a sexting incident involving a Chesterton High School student.

Duneland School parents learned by email Monday that school officials were aware of an incident involving a local student.

According to the email, an indecent photograph was taken in a home and later distributed by text message and social media.

The full statement reads:

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“Duneland School Corporation strives to maintain a safe and secure environment for its students. We were recently made aware of a sexting incident involving students that attend Chesterton High School in an indecent photo that was taken in a private residence outside school corporation boundaries and distributed outside of school via text and social media. We are unable to discuss any specifics due to student privacy and confidentiality issues.

“Following completion of the investigation, a report will be forwarded to juvenile authorities for their review. We appreciate our parent and community partners as we continue our efforts to ensure a safe school environment.”

School officials said Superintendent David Pruis would have no comment on the incident beyond the statement.

It is unclear whether any local police agency is investigating the situation.

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