“The subject was found to be responsible for an offensive list” that was circulated at the school, Oak Park
The father of one girl targeted by the list confirmed the arrest. His wife, he told Pioneer Press, was contacted by Oak Park police Tuesday morning.
The list emerged in January and described the girls by explicit, derogatory nicknames and assessed their physical appearance, sexual desirability, sexual activity and other characteristics. It was posted on Facebook and hundreds of copies were printed and distributed at the school during lunch period, before the administration intervened.
Reynolds said police worked closely with the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office to build the case. The boy was processed and turned over to his legal guardian.
In February, the boy was expelled and sent to an Alternative High School in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood, according to sources. The school did not immediately return a call Tuesday morning seeking comment.
Dale Jones, father of one of the girls, said while he welcomed the arrest, he was concerned that a disorderly conduct charge was not serious enough of a response for a “very serious offense that affected many people.”
Still, he said, “I’m gratified that the investigation continued, and that charges are being filed. I’m hopeful they consider additional charges as they gather more evidence.”
John's two cents: I know this kid FREE HIM this list was hilarious.