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PRESS RELEASE – 28 March 2023 – RE: Sextortion

March 18th, 2023

It is with great concern Chief Wain and I would like to inform our school and community that we have yet another victim of sextortion who attends our schools.

Most importantly, this victim did the correct thing by immediately telling their mother and making a report with the Streetsboro Police Department. It is essential to make the report quickly to save any digital evidence.

This ongoing attack on our children has become too frequent. As parents and adults, it is critical that we continue to educate our children regarding sextortion and other dangers social media presents.

Sextortion, as well as other crimes targeting our youth, happen to children and young adults of all ages and gender.

These crimes are becoming more frequent, and while we cannot prevent them from happening, we can educate our children and make these uncomfortable topics a regular part of your family’s dialogue.

If your child is a victim of sextortion or any other crime please get in touch with your local law enforcement to make the report as soon as possible.

The only way we will fight this crisis is to be vigilant in reporting these crimes and educate our children about social media’s dark side.

On May 10th at Streetsboro High School, our district will be hosting a Mental Health and Safety Forum for all parents in our district. The tentative time is 6-8:30 pm.

The featured speakers for the evening will be the parents of James Woods and a speaker from Internet Crimes Against Children.

Grade-level specific break-out sessions to cover relevant topics that are age-specific will follow the keynote event. Childcare will also be provided in the gymnasium. Watch for more information in the near future regarding this event.

Help us spread the word about this event so that we may continue to keep our kids safe while in and around school. Watch for legislation coming from Lieutenant Governor Husted’s office and Representative Pavliga aimed at battling internet crimes against children.

If you have any questions about this press release, contact the Superintendent’s Office (330) 626-4900 immediately, or reach out to


R. Michael Daulbaugh
Streetsboro City Schools