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Teens Arrested For Posting Nude Photos Of High School Students Could Be Connected To 'SCV Purge'

The posting began on Twitter and has moved to Instagram (Photo via Instagram)
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Two teenagers have been arrested for posting nude and partially nude photos of high school students online which could be connected to the July's "SCV Purge."On Wednesday, police arrested two Saugus High School students, The Santa Clarita Signal reports. William S. Hart Union School District spokeswoman Gail Pinsker said that the students were arrested for distributing "inappropriate photos," but did not disclose the ages or names of the students.

These arrests may be connected to the "SCV Purge," though authorities haven't confirmed that. Back in July, a mysterious Twitter account called @Scv_Purge began soliciting and then posting nudes of teens, reportedly high school students in the Santa Clarita Valley. When the Twitter account got shut down, they also made an Instagram account for this purpose. The date coincided with the release of The Purge: Anarchy, a horror film franchise set in a dystopian future where for one 12-hour period each year, nothing is illegal.

Because some of the photos may have been of students younger than 18, the photos would be considered child pornography. This means if convicted, these two pranksters could be looking at a eight years in prison, followed by lifetime of registering as sex offenders.