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RCMP are investigating a complaint of child pornography involving students at Auburn Drive High School in Cole Harbour. (cbc)

RCMP are investigating a complaint of child pornography involving students at Auburn Drive High School in Cole Harbour.

The complaint came in Wednesday afternoon. 

According to a statement from the school board, a female student went to the school's administration. She told them a male student had shared the photo with a number of his friends without her consent. Staff spoke with the male student who confirmed he shared the photo.

On Thursday morning, staff at the school — which houses nearly 1,000 students in Grades 10 to 12 — contacted the school's police liaison officer, who in turn contacted investigators.

RCMP Sgt. Andy Kerr says no charges have been laid at this point. The matter is still under investigation.

The school board statement says there will be consequences for the student who shared the photo without consent as his actions would be considered severely disruptive behaviour in the school's code of conduct.

News of this investigation comes the same day as the case of two teenagers accused of child pornography involving Rehtaeh Parsons, returned to youth court.  

Parsons is the Nova Scotia teenager whose family alleges she was sexually assaulted by four boys and a digital photograph of the incident was passed around her school. Parsons died in April after she was taken off life-support following an attempted suicide.

The lawyers for the two teens in the Parsons' case say they need more information from the Crown. They will return to youth court on March 31 to argue the disclosure issue.