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UPDATE: 2 Saugus High students arrested for posting ‘inappropriate photos’

Posted: September 11, 2014 2:34 p.m.
Updated: September 11, 2014 4:33 p.m.
One Saugus High School student could be seen handcuffed in a photograph circulated Thursday on social media. One Saugus High School student could be seen handcuffed in a photograph circulated Thursday on social media.
One Saugus High School student could be seen handcuffed in a photograph circulated Thursday on social media.
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Two Saugus High School students were arrested for posting “inappropriate photos” on social media, a spokeswoman for the William S. Hart Union School District said Thursday.

The ages and identities of the suspects arrested Wednesday were not disclosed, said district spokeswoman Gail Pinsker, citing student privacy laws.

When deputies with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station were asked about one Saugus High School student seen handcuffed in a photograph circulated Thursday on social media, they referred all official comment to the Special Victims Bureau of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

When asked about any arrest made Wednesday with regard to someone posting nude pictures on Twitter, Sgt. Brian Hudson of the Special Victims Bureau said, “There is no information to be released at this time.”

Sheriff’s Special Victims Bureau detectives have investigated reports about Santa Clarita Valley teens posting nude photographs of each other on social media since July.

In mid-July, Hudson said some Santa Clarita Valley teens were identified in nude photographs posted on a Twitter account. The investigation centered around a Twitter account called SCV Purge.

“We’re looking into information pertaining to SCV Purge,” he said Thursday. “That’s the Twitter account used, apparently. We’ve been in touch with Twitter.”

The Twitter site under investigation is no longer accessible, he said.

“Anytime we have pictures of children that are nude, it’s child porn,” Hudson said. “The harm that comes to these children because of such photos is a concern for us.”

“We join with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station in reminding parents to make sure that their kids are using social media with care,” Pinsker said Thursday.

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