San Diego, CA (KTNV) -- A sexting scandal is causing controversy in San Diego, and it could lead to charges against several students.
At least 30 students from six high schools and one middle school are involved.
Police said possessing and distributing these types of images is considered child pornography, which is against the law.
"The individuals took pictures of themselves in very compromising positions, exposing various parts of their bodies," said Lt. Chuck Haye, San Diego Police Department.
San Diego parents are saying while it may seem fun to the students, all parents and teens need to be aware of the major, life-altering consequences that come with sending or posting nude pictures.
Police said they expect to file criminal charges in the near future.
All of the students being investigated are minors.