High school students in Australia reportedly filmed sex acts fearing that the Large Hadron Collider was about to end the world.
According to the Courier-Mail, the police are investigating at least three teenagers from a Brisbane state high school for allegedly filming sex acts on a mobile phone, and distributing it to other students.
Two students aged between 13 and 15 performed the sex acts in the toilets during school hours several months ago.
A source told the paper that the incident occurred after the launch of the particle accelerator ring, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), which some dubbed a "doomsday device".
It is understood that the girl wanted to lose her virginity to the boy - believing that the world was about to end.
Another student filmed the sex acts on his mobile phone without the girl's knowledge, and then circulated it around the school and the wider community via bluetooth.
Police have warned those responsible for recording and distributing the images could be charged with producing child pornography, although that was unlikely given the age of the students.
Although the NSW Government has mounted an awareness campaign about the dangers of filming and circulating explicit images, the Queensland Government is yet to act on the issue.
But police say it is not the first time they have investigated incidents involving students producing sex videos, which are then circulated via text or over the Internet.
An Education Queensland spokesman said it could not comment on the incident.
The department had raised problems with the inappropriate use of technology with parents through school newsletters, the spokesman said.
"When principals become aware that these devices have been used to distribute unauthorised images or images of violence, appropriate disciplinary action is taken in accordance with the school's Responsible Behaviour Plan," News.com.au quoted the spokesman as saying.