Students Suspended for Downloading Nude Photos in Library

Students Suspended for Downloading Nude Photos in Library

Two students at East Garner (N.C.) Middle School were given a two-day suspension March 3 for downloading nude photos from computers in the school library. Officials are unsure how the 6th-grade boys managed to find the images despite the Surf Watch software program the library uses to filter out such sites.

The Wake County school system requires parents to sign an agreement that prohibits the display of offensive messages or pictures. "To actually copy it and disseminate it crosses the line," Principal William Crockett told the Raleigh News & Observer. "They knew this was inappropriate, just like bringing Playboy to school."

Posted March 23, 1998.