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Students could soon get kicked out of school for sexting.

A new state Assembly bill, AB 2536, would give schools the right to expel or suspend students for what it calls sexting — sending nude or sexually explicit photos and images electronically, “with the purpose or effect of humiliating or harassing a pupil.” They would be able to do that when students are at, or en route to and from, school or school-sanctioned events.

Assemblyman Ed Chau (D-Monterey Park) introduced the bill on Feb. 19, following at least 20 other states with anti-sexting laws.

This bill is more specific than existing cyber-bullying, revenge porn and child pornography laws already on the books in California: It defines sexting in the context of schools, and gives school districts a way to discipline students who have hurt other students but whose actions can’t be prosecuted, Chau said. 

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