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L.A Unified takes on sexting with education campaign, not punishment

L.A Unified takes on sexting with education campaign, not punishment

When Viviana Martin Del Campo walked into her sixth-period geometry class at Venice High School in March, she saw a group of boys huddled over a cellphone, laughing. The target of their attention turned out to be a sexually explicit photo of two classmates. The photo, circulated on social media, embroiled the school in turmoil after the arrests of 15 boys, mostly on campus, on suspicion of sexually assaulting two girls. But what shocked Viviana, 16, wasn't so much the photo. It was the arrests. Sexting has become so common, she said, that few teenagers would ever imagine that police would get involved. "I didn't take it as much because it kind of happens often," she...

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