Police have launched an investigation after uncovering indecent images as videos of Stoke-on-Trent schoolchildren fighting emerged on social media.
Officers were alerted to a Snapchat account which showed dozens of nude photos as well as footage of teenagers brawling.
Initially it was feared that the indecent pictures were of children but police now do not believe this to be the case.
Officers have also revealed the account has been reported to Shapchat and it has since been deleted.
One mum took to Facebook to warn other parents about what she had uncovered.
It is not known which schools the pupils seen fighting attend.
In the post, she said: “Last night a Snapchat went round to add an account so I thought I’d add it make sure my kids weren’t up to anything bad.
“I was sickened at what I saw and called the police!
“The girls and boys were from Thomas More, St Peter’s and the Discovery Academy.
“I just want parents to be aware as I have informed the schools and messages should be sent out soon.
“Please check your child’s phone or even sit them down and talk to them.
“I reported it straight to police and they saw it but we are struggling to report the profile and pictures only last 24 hours.”
Snapchat is a popular messaging app mainly used by children and young adults that lets users exchange pictures and videos – known as snaps – which can only be viewed for a short time before they disappear.
Police say ‘further inquiries’ are being carried out.
A Staffordshire Police spokesman said: “Officers received a report of a Snapchat account showing footage of schoolchildren fighting just before 10pm on Tuesday (March 10).
“Videos of schoolchildren fighting and unrelated indecent images, not believed to be of children, were also shown to officers.
“Further inquiries have been carried out and the issue has been reported to Snapchat.”
StokeonTrentLive has approached Thomas More Catholic Academy, St Peter’s Academy and The Discovery Academy for comment.