An Arizona student who showed his penis in his football team’s photograph was arrested briefly after his high school unwittingly sent the image to hundreds of his Phoenix-area classmates as part of its yearbook, officials said on Monday.
A spokeswoman for Red Mountain High School said the photo was printed in all of the school’s yearbooks destined for some 3,400 students, but only about 250 books had been given out so far.
“Luckily, most of the yearbooks were still in their boxes,” said spokeswoman Helen Hollands.
The school hopes to get back all of the 250 yearbooks, and all books in school possession will be edited to cover the inappropriate content.
The student, Hunter Osborn, 19, told police he was acting on a dare from another football player when court documents said “he exposed his penis through the top of his waistband of his football uniform pants.”
Fifty-nine students, ranging in age from 15 to 19 years old, and 10 faculty members were present at the time, police said.
Osborn, released from custody on Sunday after being arrested the day earlier, faces 69 counts of misdemeanor indecent exposure and one count of felony furnishing harmful items to minors, according to Mesa police spokesman Steve Berry and jail records.
Osborn could not immediately be reached for comment.
He told police in an interview that he knowingly exposed himself but was “disgusted by what he had done.”
(Reporting by David Schwartz in Phoenix, Arizona; Editing by Eric M. Johnson and Muralikumar Anantharaman)