RIDGEWOOD - Students at Ridgewood High School were given a deadline to remove lewd photos from their phones or face consequences.

The deadline comes after several female students were caught sending topless photos of themselves to other students. The images were shared on Instagram and a new app called Snapchat, which allows users to send pictures that will automatically be deleted a few seconds after opened.

Sophomore Stephen Concilio says nearly everyone in school saw the pictures. He says students knew about the photos for months but were afraid to tell on their classmates.

Parents were notified once the superintendent found out. Students have until 7 a.m. Monday to remove all photos from their cell phones. Minors caught with the photos after the deadline could face delinquency complaints and those 18 or over could face pornography charges.