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West Springfield High Students Arrested on Child Porn Charges

Three teenage boys from the school were arrested and charged with producing child pornography that involved six female teens who attend West Springfield and other area high schools, according to news reports.

Three teenage boys, students at West Springfield High School, were arrested last month on charges of producing child pornography, according to a report Friday by Fox 5.

The three students "are accused of getting teenage girls drunk and making sex tapes. The tapes were made sometimes after the girls had passed out," the Fox 5 report noted.

The three students, two ages 16 and one age 15, were charged as juveniles with “possession, reproduction, distribution, solicitation and facilitation of child pornography,” Officer Shelley Broderick, a Fairfax County Police spokeswoman, told The Washington Post, which reported the story Saturday.

The ongoing investigation began in late November after a student tipped off a security officer at the school. The boys were arrested Jan. 11.

West Springfield High School has been in the news for its award-winning dance team, but has also weathered troubling incidents including:

  • Police: Minors Brought Marijuana to Leadership Conference
  • UPDATE: High School Football Coach Faces Steroid Charges


FFX County Resident February 05, 2013 at 12:18 PM
I blame the parents for at least 75% of this incident. I understand kids will be kids but this takes it too far. FACTS: 1. Both the boys and girls had access to alcohol. 2. They all knew each other, so it seems to be reoccuring events of drinking, or they wouldn't have done it. 3. Parents know who's hanging out with who. 4. Parents were probably at work, seeing how teens get out at 215sh pm, but then again, sleepovers or night excursions when parents are out of town could have been in play. You can't tell me they never saw thier kids intoxicated? The parents should have done more. Teaching and instilling positive behaviors and morals in to these kids, watching and learning from their kids over time instead of ignoring them "playing video games on-line" or "surfing the net" for homework, defintely would have prevented this. These are not simple mistakes, they obviously learned this from somewhere, whether it was from seductive "teen" TV or the internet. It truly doesn't matter at this point but I'm sure it was a catalyst. The parents should have been more involved in these kids lives. It doesn't take a community to raise a child, just good parents. I'm not into "helicopter" parenting yet, but if this is what kids are doing now a days, I might have to change my mind.

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