Up to 100 copies of a senior prank letter about a “Mandatory Vagina Inspection” were distributed at a northwest suburban high school Tuesday, the Lake County News-Sun is reporting.
The letter with graphic language was printed on paper with the district logo. A photo of the letter has been shared hundreds of times on social media as well.
According to District 95 communications director Jean Malek, school officials do not know who was responsible for the prank. She added that any school discipline won’t be publicized.
“The school is always trying to find out information on who is behind these types of actions,” Assistant Principal Ryan Rubenstein added. “We try to make it an educational moment and ensure that students are understanding how their actions affect others.”
Lake Zurich High School seniors Rebecca Johlie and Noah Allgood said they — and most of their classmates — found the prank funny. Both added that they recognize it went over the top and could have been hurtful to some.
“I found out about it in class because someone took a picture of it and I read it from their phone. I feel like a lot of the students saw it and some teachers,” Allgood said. “Everyone finds it hilarious, even the girls I have asked.
“I don’t hope the kids get in trouble; I just hope they grow up eventually.”
A similar prank was reported at a high school in Minnesota last week. The same message appeared on official Prior Lake High School letterhead and was hand-delivered to home mailboxes, according to published reports.
Police in Minnesota reportedly investigated that incident, but Lake Zurich police Cmdr. David Bradstreet said his department won’t dedicate much time to it. Bradstreet noted that the local incident appears to have been confined to school grounds.
“There’s really no crime to investigate. It’s a senior prank, but they didn’t use horrible language and they didn’t commit any crimes,” Bradstreet said.
Lake Zurich students also posted photos on social media of a second prank this week. Called “senior nap time,” students laid down in the hallways during passing periods so no one could get through.