Coventry school officials probe chat where ‘inappropriate images’ were shared among football players, district says

This is a file image of Coventry High School. (WLNE)

COVENTRY, R.I. (WLNE) — Coventry school officials are looking into a chat where they said inappropriate images were being shared amongst students.

Coventry Public Schools Superintendent Don Cowart said district officials were notified on Thursday, Nov. 17 of inappropriate images taken in the boy’s locker room that was being shared in a chat between some football players Thursday.

Cowart said those directly involved involved with distributing the images will “receive consequences in accordance with the school discipline code.”

The superintendent added that district administrators are “deeply concerned” about the number of players on the football team that saw the images but did not report them to school administration.

“As an institution of learning, our priority is to make sure all students have an opportunity to learn and grow from their experiences. Moving forward we will insist on a team culture that is positive,” Cowart said in a statement.

Cowart said the Department of Children, Youth, and Families and Coventry police have been notified about the incident.

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