Teen arrested for indecent exposure for what he did in a yearbook photo
UPDATE: Hunter Osborn had all charges against him dropped after all 69 people involved refused to press charges.
MESA, Ariz. — An Arizona high school student is in big trouble for a senior prank that went too far.
Police in Mesa say 18-year-old Hunter Osborn exposed himself while the team football photo was taken for the yearbook.
About 3,400 books were distributed before the prank was noticed.
Sixty-nine counts of indecent exposure, one for each person present at the photo shoot, and one count of furnishing harmful items to minors have been filed.
Charges could be added or subtracted.
Osborn is currently wearing an electronic monitoring device after being released.
Most students who spoke with KTVK-TV said they didn’t notice the issue until it was pointed out and thought the charges were too harsh for what they see as a prank.
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Statement from Mesa Public Schools:
“The district is dismayed by the actions of the students involved in the photograph.
Their behavior does not reflect the values of Red Mountain High School or Mesa Public Schools.
Upon learning of the photograph, school administration immediately contacted police and is cooperating fully with the investigation.
Disciplinary action will follow policy and may be based on the outcome of the police investigation.
The school and district are conducting an investigation to determine what actions might have prevented the publication of the photograph, so appropriate safeguards can be put in place going forward.
While the small size of the photograph as published makes the details difficult to discern, the yearbook has been recalled so the school can make a minor but critical edit for the inappropriate content.”