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Police investigate sexting incident at West Hartford middle school

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West Hartford police are investigating a sexting incident Sedgwick Middle School.

Police said they couldn’t provide further information on the matter because it involves juveniles. However, police went to the school on Wednesday as part of the investigation.

The school teaches students in grades six through eight.

Teachers reportedly have warned students about sexting, but a recent Sedgwick graduate and a West Hartford parent said the message doesn't always get through, and one poor decision can lead to serious consequences.

"Sending stuff out like that, it will follow you the rest of your life and doing it just for the moment is not worth the consequences for the rest of your life," said Eric Woods, a graduate of Sedgwick.

"They're now exposed to things that they never were exposed to years ago and so I think parents and teachers both have to kind of try and keep and eye on this," said West Hartford parent David Landon.

Sedgwick parents will have a chance to ask educators about the issue in the coming days at a parent-teacher conference week at the school.

Eyewitness News as reached out to the school superintendent but has not heard back yet.

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