Lewd images shared in Wheaton school's online class

Police in west suburban Wheaton are investigating after inappropriate images and comments were shared during an online class.

Video Transcript

- Back here closer to home, New at 10 tonight, Wheaton police are investigating after inappropriate images and comments were shared during an online class. The principal of Middle School Virtual Academy says Friday's disruption was caused by four or five people who were not supposed to be there.

Now we spoke with one parent who says that her 12-year-old son was in that class and alerted her to what happened.

KATHLEEN SARPY: He goes mom, there's naked-- there are naked people on the screen. And it was shocking and upsetting to-- to put it mildly. Honestly, I felt like his innocence was lost. I was really devastated.

- In an email to parents, the principal says the substitute teacher was not aware that those individuals aren't normally in the class. He says the IT department is now working to identify them and promising appropriate consequences for everyone who was involved.