Originally posted by James Kleimann on Ridgewood Patch. Daniel Fishbein held a news conference Thursday to address the transmission of nude photos of high school girls through social media. The Ridgewood community should use the scandal involving the distribution of nude photos of high school girls through social media as a teaching opportunity, Superintendent Daniel Fishbein said at a news conference Thursday afternoon. Multiple sources have told Patch that numerous RHS girls mostly freshmen sent nude photographs using the social media application SnapChat to male students, one of whom posted the images on Instagram for all the Internet to see. There was also a video of a dance depicting two high school girls simulating sex acts, sources said. Most of the male students involved in the scandal are upperclassmen, according to individuals familiar with the situation. Students say the Snapchat nude photos first surfaced earlier in the school year, but high school administrators first were made aware last week following a verbal spat between two girls at the Campus Center. The altercation—over illicit videos and pictures—prompted what is now an ongoing police investigation, sources said.
After an investigation found members of all branches of the military had been sharing private photos of women online without their consent, a Facebook group was shut down in an effort to stop the sharing while the Department of Defense investigated. During the investigation, those sharing photos started posting them on Snapchat , continuing the invasion of female service members' privacy. On March 4 it was revealed that a private Facebook group, Marines United, was sharing photos, many of them nude, of servicewomen and female veterans. In the following weeks it was reported that other branches of the military and service academies were engaged in similar activity.
It was a little past ten o'clock, and the weather outside was clear and gusty, typical of winters among the sand pines of coastal North Carolina. The woman—call her Judy—was checking into a new unit. She'd come to CIF to collect her standard issue of combat equipment. While Judy stood among the rows of stacked body armor, Kevlar helmets, and camouflage hiking packs, an infantryman named Brenden McDonel, who was standing a few places behind her in line, pulled out his phone and started surreptitiously taking her photograph. McDonel didn't know Judy, but that didn't keep him from posting the pictures to a private Facebook group called Marines United. Within minutes of that first post, dozens of members of Marines United chimed in. Others suggested sexual acts. And throat. And ears. Both of them.
The Pentagon has pledged a full investigation into a nude photo scandal hitting the American armed forces. Defence Secretary James Mattis said "all appropriate action" was being taken in all branches of the armed forces. The scandal began when nude photos of female Marines were published online by male colleagues. But fewer than 10 female Marines have come forward to make a formal complaint, a top Marine official said. General Robert Neller said he hoped more women would come forward to help the investigation. The scandal initially broke when current and former members of the US Marines were discovered sharing naked photos of servicewomen on Facebook, in a group called "Marines United". It reportedly had over 30, members before being shut down.