School Officials Fuming Over List Ranking Girls
OAK PARK, Ill. (STMW) — Administrators at Oak Park-River Forest High School are warning parents and students about an “inappropriate ranking list” of female students that is being circulated within the school and on Facebook.
The list, which ranks 50 girls on their physical appearance and promiscuity, among other descriptions, appeared in the school on Friday, according to a notice to parents and guardians on the school’s website.
The school has individually notified the students and parents involved in the list, the notice said.
A concerned mother contacted the media about the list, saying it was distributed by a teen via Facebook and paper copies throughout the school. The woman, who did not want to be named, said the school has not had an appropriate response and is not returning phone calls.
She believes this is the third year the same student has created the list.
The list ranks and names the girls, such as “New Queen,” “Fallen Angel,” “Blond Bombshell” and “The Hangover” — then goes on to describe the teen’s physical appearance and promiscuity.
The school offered the following tips for parents on its website concerning the list:
–Keep your eyes and ears open and confiscate any copies you find.
–Ask students to notify you if they encounter the material on Facebook.
–Let the student’s dean and/or counselor know if they hear or see anything that may help determine who is responsible.
–Remind students they can go to their counselor or any adult in the building for support or to share information about troubling/bullying behaviors.
–Discuss the school’s appropriate use of technology police and disciplinary consequences for violations.
–Reinforce expectations that the student acts with fundamental respect towards all others.
School officials could not be reached for further comment Monday afternoon.
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