Parents, it has been reported that several JHS students were arrested today for an incident involving Drop Box, a file sharing application, and the sharing of explicit photos of students.
It is true that there was an incident reported to JHS administration by a student earlier today regarding inappropriate photos being shared on Drop Box. However, NO students have been arrested.
As soon as administration was notified, the Drop Box application web address was blocked on our network and an investigation began. The Joplin Police Department was called and several students have been questioned.
The investigation is ongoing and we are cooperating fully with police. It is early in the investigation, and parents whose students are determined to be involved have or will be contacted.
We are bound by student confidentiality requirements, and we take the safety and privacy of our students very seriously. We will continue to work closely with our partners in the police department, our parents, and our students to resolve this issue.
If parents have questions or concerns, they should call me directly tomorrow at 625-5230.
Dr. Kerry Sachetta