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Investigators say Leon County middle school students are sharing a child pornography video

Patrick Sternad
WFSU Public Media

The Leon County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) says it has received several reports of a video circulating among local middle school students and shared on social media. It involves child pornography.

LCSO says the preliminary investigation has determined the incident involves minors and did not happen on school grounds.

In a press release, the sheriff’s office says if you or your child receive any image or video that depicts child pornography, do not share it — even if you think it might help catch an accused suspect.

The details should be reported on a school app like FortifyFL or to a school administrator or law enforcement.

Anonymous tipsters are eligible for cash rewards of $500 to $5,000 if their information leads to an arrest. Tips can be submitted anonymously through Big Bend Crime Stoppers at 850-574-TIPS.

The Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Program offers free resources here.

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