By Megan Dooley
A 17-year-old male Oak Park resident was arrested May 9 and charged with disorderly conduct for his involvement in creating a girl-ranking list that stirred a great deal of controversy at Oak Park and River Forest High School in January.
"We made an arrest in this incident, of the person responsible," said Oak Park Commander LaDon Reynolds, adding that the department has been working on the case for the past four months. "We worked closely with the Cook County State Attorney's office," Reynolds said, in reviewing the facts of the case and determining appropriate charges to bring against the offender.
The list reportedly ranked some 50 female OPRF students based on appearances and alleged sexual experience. The list was first distributed on Facebook, and later, in hard copies throughout the school.
Reached Tuesday afternoon, school Superintendent Steven Isoye said that he had only just learned of the arrest, and did not have a statement at that time. He did say that because of the sensitive nature of the incident, the school has not disclosed the names of those who were involved.
Reynolds said he's unsure what consequences might result from the arrest for the suspect, but he will be required to go to court. "I believe that any arrest is serious for the individual," he said.
The suspect has been turned over to the custody of his parents.