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YMCA camp prank has parent outraged

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The YMCA logo is seen on the outside of a facility in Spartanburg. (File/FOX Carolina) The YMCA logo is seen on the outside of a facility in Spartanburg. (File/FOX Carolina)
SPARTANBURG, SC (FOX Carolina) -

It's the corner stone of many youth camp sleepovers - pranks. But this time, the prank may have gone too far when a group of girls woke up with markings all over their faces.

A police report filed by one of the girls parents says it happened at the YMCA in Spartanburg during a sleepover. It says not even soap and water could remove the markings.

The report says the girls were embarrassed and made fun of without being allowed to call home and leave.

When the father asked why the situation wasn't handled differently, the report says staff responded by saying, "They are just kids and they do things like that all the time..." Another staffer reportedly said, "...I wonder what they would have done back then when they used to shave people's heads and chest?"

The YMCA did release this statement, saying:

"We believe the girls involved are friends and long-time participants in our day camp program. Unfortunately a few of them made a very poor decision Friday night. We made clear to them this type of behavior is inconsistent with the values we teach at the Y, and is unacceptable.  The girls remain friends and are still part of our day camp program."

Spartanburg police are still investigating the incident.

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