Officials: Seven Lake Zurich High seniors disciplined over crude prank

Updated 5/22/2014 9:21 PM

Seven seniors at Lake Zurich High School have been identified as being involved in what has been described by officials as a crude prank.

What will happen to the students is unclear. A Lake Zurich Unit District 95 spokeswoman said in an email to the Daily Herald that the students had been identified and "appropriate interventions have been assigned."

Jean Malek, director of communications and community relations, said there are no additional steps to be taken, but appropriate interventions are determined by the building administration based upon the district's code of conduct.

The incident involved between 50 and 100 printed fliers that were addressed to all female students and referred to the female anatomy, Malek said. Fliers also were posted in a few restrooms and distributed to students before school Tuesday.

The flier was not on the official school letterhead but crafted to look like the school letterhead by placing the high school logo on the top of the flier. The letter was shared repeatedly on social media.

According to the school district, a student brought it to the attention of school staff. About 50 of the fliers were recovered from restrooms and hallways.

"I have not seen, nor do I know much about the letter. It is my understanding that it was a 'senior prank' and thankfully no one was harmed," Lake Zurich Unit District 95 board president Tony Pietro said in an email to the Daily Herald.

"I do know that the students that are responsible for this prank, are being disciplined in accordance with the School District's Code of Conduct," Pietro added.

Lake Zurich police Cmdr. David Bradstreet said the police are not involved in the investigation and the entire incident is being handled by the school district.

"It's a crude and obnoxious prank, but at the end of the day, there was no crime committed," he said.

• Daily Herald staff writers Lee Filas and Bob Susnjara contributed to this report

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