At least 46 of the 850 students in Union High School County in Blairsville - nearly 6% of the school's students - face disciplinary action for allegedly circulating nude photos of their classmates on their phones.
Union County High students range from 14 to 18 years old.
According to the local channel WSB-TV 2, a parent informed the school director of this disturbing exchange a few weeks ago.
The Union County School District could have filed pornography charges for obscene photo-sharing, but it decided not to do so, said director John Hill at the station.
Instead, the district imposed various disciplinary measures - ranging from short-term suspension to alternative education - depending on the severity of the alleged involvement of each student, according to the report.
The Georgia investigative office and the general attorney went to both the high school and the local college on Wednesday to make sexting statements - including the alarming possibility that the photos are in the wrong hands, according to the report. report.