Student Arrested For Ranking Female Classmates On Facebook
In January, an Oak Park-River Forest High School student found himself in hot water after publishing a list of 50 of his female peers, ranking them based on physical attributes and reported sexual conquests. The list was circulated on Facebook, and on Monday, the teen was arrested.
The unnamed student reportedly ranked the girls on a 10-point scale based on facial features, a 5-point ranking for various body parts and a ranking of whether their "stock" is up or down, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. Girls were also given nicknames like "The Designated Drunk" and "The Amazing Bisexual." The list was circulated on Facebook, and in the halls on photocopied flyers.
The school suspended the 17-year-old for a week in January, and said at the time they were considering further disciplinary action. On Monday, he was arrested in his Oak Park home and charged with misdemeanor disorderly conduct.
The charges were levied with cooperation from the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office and Oak Park police said there will not be any additional charges.
“After the conclusion of the investigation, this case is closed,” said Cmdr. LaDon Reynolds.
The list, which was full of misogynistic language and racial slurs, led some students to start a campaign against sexism.
"You're walking down the halls, looking at people, and you don't know what they might have read about you or what might have been said about you," junior Zoe McNeil told the Chicago Tribune in January. Another junior, Julia Levy, bristled at the student body's reaction: "Overwhelmingly, people found that it was no big deal or just boys being boys."
The teen, whose name is not being released because he is a minor, was also captured on one cell phone video shouting, "Women are the future, unless we stop them now." He is no longer a student at Oak Park-River Forest High School.