Investigators say photos of up to 50 Duxbury High School girls in “varying degrees of undress” were found in a Dropbox page, which has been shut down.
Authorities say there is no indication that any of the students had photos taken of them in an unsuspecting way. Police say some photos are real, while others appear to be fake.
Duxbury Police Chief Matthew Clancy says many of the photos appear to be selfies.
“At the end of the day, these are children and they’ve made a mistake,” he said at a news conference on Friday.
Dropbox has been contacted by police and served a search warrant for further forensic testing. Clancy was the West Coast company has been cooperative during the investigation.
“Essentially, our goal is to go after the source, the individual (who) created this site,” Clancy said.
School officials say it’s been an embarrassing and sensitive lesson for students.