PARK RIDGE, Ill. (STMW) – A Maine South High School student has been charged with disorderly conduct after he was discovered exposing himself in a yearbook photograph, police said.
The 16-year-old student, who has not been identified because he is a juvenile, appeared in a sports-related photograph in the 2013 Eyrie yearbook, said Park Ridge police Deputy Chief Lou Jogmen.
The photograph showed the student’s genitals protruding from his shorts and “it does appear it was done intentionally,” Jogmen said.
The photo was reportedly discovered by school representatives last month before the yearbooks were distributed to students. Jogmen said the school was able to remove the photo from each yearbook, but at an estimated cost of $1,400, Pioneer Press is reporting.
“The school, being diligent, did catch it,” Jogmen said.
School officials are not commenting on the incident.
“From our perspective as a school, it’s a student disciplinary/personnel matter that we are not going to talk about,” said Maine Township High School District 207 Spokesman Dave Beery.
Beery did say that “the yearbooks are fine” and were distributed on time to students after school on May 28.
The student who was charged in the incident is a resident of Park Ridge and he was taken into custody May 15 at the school. Police just announced his arrest Monday in the weekly arrest bulletin that is sent to local media.
The teen was awaiting a petition to juvenile court.
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