CAMPBELLSPORT -- A Campbellsport teenager says she didn't know why her phone started ringing in school. She was getting strange calls from strange men. Her mother says this is an extreme form of bullying -- and she has pulled her daughter from school.
This mother says her daughter's phone number was attached to a fake Craigslist ad for sex.
"I'm in class and I got a phone call. I didn't know who it was, so I hit decline," 15-year-old Isabella Spoerl said.
Then came creepy text messages.
"I got a text message saying 'hey buddy, listen up. If you're not going to answer your phone, then don't post ads on Craigslist for prostitution,'" Spoerl said.
Turns out, Spoerl's number was attached to an ad on Craigslist. The ad's author claims he's a man looking to have a sexual encounter with another man.
"I have at least two missed calls, three missed calls. And three to four messages," Spoerl said.
Spoerl says those who responded were given her number. Her mother says it's no accident.
"That is ridiculous, malicious, deliberate," Spoerl's mother, Andrea Perrote said.
Spoerl and her mother believe other teens at Campbellsport High School made the fake ad.
Spoerl's mother calls this extreme cyber-bullying.
"I think it's scary, and I don't think these kids realize what they've done," Perrote said.
School officials have launched an investigation.
Campbellsport High School's resource officer, a Fond du Lac County Sheriff's deputy is involved in that investigation.
Spoerl says a teen was forced to apologize after school on Monday -- but her mother says she wants to see punishment.
"I think they should be expelled from school, and criminal charges brought against them," Spoerl's mother said.
If that happens, Isabella Spoerl won't be around to see the outcome. Her mother has pulled her from the school.
"If you have the chance to start over and start somewhere fresh, you would instantly take it," Spoerl said.