"It's a new form of bullying in the tech age."
Child pornography laws cover adults sending pictures of underage people or nude pictures to minors. But the law does not cover minors exchanging such photos.
Senate Judiciary Chairman Corey Palumbo, D-Kanawha, is backing a proposal that would plug that hole in the law.
But neither Palumbo nor Plants envisions actually sending a teenager away for sexting. They simply want the practice to end.
So why change the law?
Before the state changes the law, the state should try a little education. Not in the classroom, because teachers already have enough on their plates, but through public service announcements and the like.