08/01/2012 11:20 am ET

New Sexting Policy Allows Troy Schools To Search Students' Electronics

The Troy School District Board of Education recently adopted a strict new policy aimed at preventing sexting in Troy schools.

"It was just a matter of being proactive and recognizing that unfortunately across the United States with the proliferation of communication devices and social media, it's … only a matter of time before this may occur," Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Education Rich Machesky told The Detroit News.

The new policy forbids "sending, sharing viewing or merely possessing sexually explicit digital pictures, messages, text messages, emails or other material of a sexual nature in electronic form or other form on a computer, cell phone or other electronic device" while on school property or while attending school-sponsored events.

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