(WXYZ) — A 17-year-old North Farmington High School student has been arrested after allegedly posting photos of high school girls to a pornographic website, Farmington Hills police say.
Police say the photos were of a “nonsexual nature.”
“The nature of the photos were not inappropriate. They were normal photos. Either taken of individuals in school or taken off social media websites,” said Chief Jeff King, of the Farmington Hills Police Department.
Chief Jeff King says what was inappropriate is what was done with those photos.
North Farmington High School got notice around 9 pm Monday that someone posted them to a pornographic website.
According to police, the Farmington Hills Police Department school liaison officer along with North Farmington High School administrators and the Oakland County prosecutor’s office worked together to investigate a complaint and arrest the teen on November 9.
Police say the suspect was taken into custody within 24 hours of receiving the first complaint.
In a letter sent to North Farmington High families, the district superintendent outlined the timeline of events.
“This violation is beyond disturbing,” wrote Farmington Public Schools Superintendent Chris Delgado.
According to the letter, on November 10, additional victims were invited down to the cafeteria over the PA system in order to have their names added to a list for law enforcement and to offer them counseling support.
The suspect has since been released to the custody of his parents.
“The posting of images to websites with the intent to terrorize, frighten, intimidate, harass, or molest is a crime. Investigators will aggressively pursue these matters to the full extent of the law,” said Farmington Hills Police Chief Jeff King in a statement.
An investigation is ongoing. Anyone with additional information is asked to call the police department at 248-871-2610.