High School Baseball Team Forfeits Over Sexting
Illinois team out of state playoffs after players shared girls' photos
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted May 24, 2013 4:17 PM CDT
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(Newser) – The Evanston Township High School baseball team was supposed to be suiting up for a state playoff game tonight, but a sexting controversy brought the season to an early end. It seems girls at the Illinois school sent "inappropriate" photos to their boyfriends on the team, and school officials got wind of it when the boys started sharing them, reports the Chicago Tribune. The athletic director suspended those involved, then pulled the team out of the playoffs because he didn't have enough players left to take the field. You can read the superintendent's letter to parents here. The police aren't getting involved.

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May 25, 2013 8:33 AM CDT
I used to work with the Evanston high school baseball coach. Guarantee you he is shaking his head over this haha.
Libris_Fidelis
May 25, 2013 5:18 AM CDT
The superintendent did EXACTLY the right thing... and critics of the superintendent obviously did not click the links in the school letter to parents. It s a federal felony to sext and like the links say, one-third of school children - male and female - are now active in sexting and fully half of sexts get shared and go on the internet permanently. Children just do not have the maturity to understand the seriousness of their forfeited reputations, and adolescents think it is cute until they discover the sext of themselves or a girlfriend goes internet and identifies them as the subject FOREVER.
No-Left-Turn
May 24, 2013 10:23 PM CDT
How dare the Superintendent potentially ruin these kids' lives. Doesn't he know that sports is everything? Many kids graduating today are too stupid to get a real job. A 1:1000 chance at a pro sports team is the only hope some have. He may have ruined the girls' chances for being porn stars as well.