A Snapchat account is under investigation by the Tyler Police Department for threatening to expose lewd photos of Tyler high school students.

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The threats were made over the weekend, according to TylerPaper.com. Parents say the threats were made towards students from Cumberland Academy, Whitehouse ISD and Tyler ISD. There were apparently a few accounts making the threats, saying that once they reached 80 followers, they would expose lewd photos.

“(The) best rule of thumb is to not take a photo of yourself or have one taken that depicts nudity and of a person that is younger than 18 years old.”

If you are a parent and are worried that your child is at risk, please contact the Tyler Police Department at 903-531-1090.

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