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Teenager who allegedly ranked female classmates' looks in Facebook list is arrested

May 12, 2011 |  9:19 am

A teenager who allegedly ranked females in a list on Facebook by their physical appearance has been arrested, according to a report from the Chicago Tribune.

The 17-year-old, whose name isn't being released because he's a minor, is a former student of Oak Park and River Forest High School in Oak Park, Ill., and the girls he is accused of ranking in the list include former classmates, the Tribune said.

Oak Park Police believe he not only created the "offensive list" but also was responsible for circulating it online, the report said. The teen was arrested Monday at home and is being charged with misdemeanor disorderly conduct, the Tribune said.

"The charges were levied with cooperation from the Cook County State’s Attorney's Office and Oak Park police said there will not be any additional charges," the report said.

The list ranked 50 female students and in describing them, rated their body parts and used racial slurs. The teen also is being accused of printing out the list and passing it around during lunch periods at the high school on Jan. 14, the Tribune reported.

Officials at the high school told to the Tribune that the list, investigation and arrest have been a "sad and troubling experience," and that the teenager is no longer a student at Oak Park and River Forest.

Some teachers and students have started selling T-shirts that  have the word "Respect" printed on them in response to the list, the report said.

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-- Nathan Olivarez-Giles

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