An Indiana high school student was caught running his own amateur piercing parlor inside a bathroom, authorities said.
The La Porte County Sheriff’s Office said school resource officers found and confiscated body piercing paraphernalia from a student last week.
He said the student was performing body piercings inside the bathroom of an unidentified high school.
“SROs (school resource officers) have found that too often the common denominator in these disruptions is bathrooms located within schools,” the sheriff’s office said. “Privacy reasons make it incredibly difficult for SROs and school administrators to monitor bathrooms.”
Authorities warned that all kinds of nefarious activities occur inside school bathrooms, including fights, vaping and viral challenges on social media.
“Schools throughout La Porte County have been in session for at least a month. For the most part, the agency’s school resource officers are reporting that students have settled back into their normal routines,” the school said. agency. “But just as normalcy begins to set in, #SROs and school administrators have faced some incidents that have disrupted daily educational activities.
The sheriff’s office did not say whether the student was cited or disciplined.
He encouraged parents to tell their children that school bathrooms are for normal bodily functions, not for “resolving a disagreement, vaping, piercing, or any other form of harmful or dangerous social activity.”