SLIDELL -- Two children were arrested for distribution of child pornography after sending naked photos through Snapchat.

According to the Slidell Police Department, police were contacted by school administrators at Bonnie Ecole Elementary after they found a male student in possession of nude photos of a female student.

The male student sent the nude photographs to numerous other students at the school through Snapchat, according to police.

Police arrested the male student for distributing the photos as well as the female student, who took and sent the nude photos of herself.

“Most kids are not aware, but sending a nude photo of themselves is a crime," Chief Randy Fandal said. "Parents need to have a candid conversation with their kids about the seriousness, and the long term effects, of taking and sending nude photographs.”

Both students were later released to the custody of their parents.