WRENTHAM, Mass. (CNN) - Several cases of sexting at a Massachusetts high school have law enforcement very concerned.
Now they're taking to social media to warn teens about the consequences of sending these racy photos.
“Sexting Warning,” that's what Wrentham Police have posted on their Facebook page after an explosion of cases involving girls sending out sexually explicit photos of themselves, some at King Phillip High School in Wrentham, others at schools in nearby towns.
"There were up to a dozen girls who had sent out sexting photos of themselves and that there were several, if not more, boys who received those photos," said Lt. William McGrath, Wrentham Police Dept.
Police say they've confiscated several phones and sent them to the State Police to have the pictures removed. They say the girls regret sending out the photos to boys they thought they could trust. They're embarrassed and humiliated and so do their parents.
"Extremely embarrassed that they are being called into a school environment to have to look at photos of their child in a sexting way," said Lt. McGrath.
Police say sexting is disseminating pornography, a felony, even if you're female sending pictures of yourself.
"If you have a daughter, you have to educate them. I have a daughter; I did this a year ago. If you have sons, you have to educate them," said Lt. McGrath.
Parents at King Phillip are horrified, but not surprised.
"They don't realize the impact of, if they do this, what if this couple breaks up and what if this guy decides to show those photos. I mean, it's a terrible thing," Teddi Webber.
Patrick Deluca said, "It makes me feel like I’m 100 years old, 'cause I can't even believe the stuff I hear about."