'Mandatory vagina inspection' letters grace Prior Lake HS mailboxes
May 15, 2014
by Lindsey LaBelle
PRIOR LAKE, Minn. (KMSP) -
A letter written on imitation Prior Lake High School letterhead tells female students they must attend a “mandatory vagina inspection” before the year's end, and it’s prompting the school and the families who received it in their mailboxes to wonder who's behind it.
The letters were hand-delivered to about 50 mailboxes, and an image of the letter has been circulating on Facebook, Twitter and Reddit, students crediting it as one epic senior prank.
The letter reads, in part,
To all female students at Prior Lake High School:
The district is required to conduct a mandatory vagina inspection on all female students at Prior Lake High School in accordance with Minnesota Health Code 69. End-of-the-year vagina inspections will occur in the Blue Gym.
The mandatory health inspections will be conducted Friday, May 23, 2014 promptly at 8:05 a.m. Make ups will occur the following week on Tuesday, May 26, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. All students who have not already completed a vagina inspection MUST attend one of these two mandatory sessions. Students will be excused from any classes they miss in order to attend an inspection.
Students MUST complete a vagina inspection before the end of the year. The Traditional Midwestern “Pass/Fail” judging system will be used.
SENIORS who do not pass an inspection before the end of the year WILL NOT GRADUATE.
Principal Dave Lund sent an email to parents saying the school is aware of the letter and will be “addressing the issue internally,” also mentioning the letter was “done in extremely poor taste.”
Administrators aren’t sure if they can reprimand the perpetrator because there’s no evidence it was written or printed on school property.