Region 16 officials investigating after porn link sent to students

PROSPECT — Region 16 officials are investigating an incident involving a link to pornography being sent to several groups of students via Schoology, a web-based management system used by the school district.

The link was sent from a Long River Middle School student’s account Wednesday afternoon.

“We are taking this very seriously and investigating the matter at this time,” Long River Principal Derek Muharem wrote in a letter to parents.

Muharem said officials are still investigating the incident, but it appears that the system wasn’t hacked. He said it appears the student gave the password to the account where the link was sent from to another student.