A teenage boy is facing a possible felony charge for allegedly texting a picture of an undressed female classmate to another teen.
Sending nude, or semi-nude, photos by text on cell phones is called "sexting.”
Pataskala Police say the incident remains under investigation, but the teen faces charges of child pornography.
The police report from Pataskala police shows the unidentified boy faces a charge of pandering obscenity involving a minor.
Investigators say the Licking Heights High School student texted a photo of an ex-girlfriend, who is also a student at the school, to another male student.
According to police, the text message was shared outside of school but was brought was brought to their attention by the high school principal.
The report shows both cells phones were confiscated and remain in police custody.
A few years ago, a 15-year-old girl at Licking Valley High School sent a nude picture of herself to a boy she wanted to date.
The school took disciplinary action, but the Licking County prosecutor filed charges against her - making Licking County the first county in the state to file a felony charge for sexting.
She was convicted and the prosecutor's office started a campaign to educate high school students in the county on the consequences of sexting.
It’s something that Licking Heights Local School District Superintendent Doctor Philip Wagner says is still tough to do.
"I think it is very tough. It is one of the issues that we continue to try to get people to understand,” said Dr. Philip Wagner.
But Wagner says it is a subject the district continues to stress.
"It's part of our health curriculum. There is an aspect where we cover sexting, any type of teen dating and violence issues, even domestic violence,” said Wagner.
Investigators say they learned the female student actually sent the picture to the boy over the summer while they were dating, and the boy shared it recently after the pair broke up.
They say that is all now part of the investigation.