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Porn found on West Fargo students' phones
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WEST FARGO -- Pornographic photos were found Friday on the cell phones of students at two West Fargo schools, police said.

In an incident at Sheyenne Ninth Grade Center, a girl received a pornographic photo on her phone, didn't want it, and reported it to school staff, Officer Travis Johnson said.

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The incident was called in at 12:47 p.m. by a school staff member.

Johnson said it appeared someone took a photo of a body part and sent it to the girl.

He said the circumstances of the message did not fall under what could be considered "sexting," or sending a sexually suggestive message.

Johnson said charges in the case could range from disorderly conduct to transmitting obscene material.

He did not know if the same image was sent to other students at the school. He said the incident will be handed over to investigators.

Earlier in the day, at 8:56 a.m., a pornographic image was reported on the phone of a student at West Fargo High School.

The officer who responded to the call was not on duty Friday night, and a report on the incident was not available.

Johnson said he did not believe the two incidents were related.

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