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Interviewed for her high school newspaper Saratoga Falcon when she started as a freshman in 2011, Audrie was optimistic and said she was looking forward to playing on the soccer team.
"I’m really excited to meet new people; there are a lot more people in high school than in middle school," she said. "However, I’m not looking forward to all the extra homework. Another thing I’m really excited about is that in high school, the dances seem so much more fun."
Allard said Thursday’s arrests "reopened a wound" for the girl’s family members, and they have gone into seclusion. But they want to see the boys prosecuted as adults and action taken again those who passed the photo around.
"If anybody was involved in the ruthless forwarding of this information involving an intimate body part of her, we want to make sure they’re held accountable," he said.
Associated Press writer Sudhin Thanawala contributed to this report from San Francisco.
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