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Thu May 30, 2013, 11:26 PM

Irving High yearbooks recalled after offensive remark printed under student's photo

IRVING -- Irving Independent School District is investigating how a yearbook photo was altered to include a sexually-offensive remark.

The caption "Ugly Hoe" appeared instead of a cheerleader's name in a group photo.

The district has apologized and launched an investigation.

District spokesperson Leslie Weaver told News 8 the yearbook was checked by student and faculty editors before it went to print.

More at http://www.wfaa.com/news/education/Irving-High-yearbooks-recalled-after-offensive-remark-printed-under-students-photo-209584701.html .

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Reply Irving High yearbooks recalled after offensive remark printed under student's photo (Original post)
TexasTowelie May 2013 OP
dlwickham May 2013 #1
mbperrin May 2013 #6
lunasun May 2013 #2
Mnemosyne May 2013 #3
TxDemChem May 2013 #4
tularetom May 2013 #5

Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu May 30, 2013, 11:30 PM

1. this is like the 3rd story I've seen about yearbooks and offensive language

what the hell's going on

when I was in high school many many moons ago, we had an adviser check the proofs before submitting them to the publishing company; none of this crap would have made it through

someone has either lied to the district office or the spokesperson is lying herself

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Response to dlwickham (Reply #1)

Fri May 31, 2013, 01:37 AM

6. This is all done on software programs now. The adviser no doubt checked it and approved it.

Then little smarter-than-anyone-else logged back in and made the change. The it was submitted electronically to the publisher.

1. Only a limited number of people have the login and access info for a given section of the book.
2. Can only be accessed from a school workstation, and the criminal had to login to the system itself.
3. Time of change will be noted at the save on the software all right, and it will match the station login.
4. The system is set up to keep honest people honest - really determined dishonest person can do this, but they can't get away with it.

Somebody needs to pay for the reprints, damages to all the students who cannot get their friends to sign their yearbooks now since they will come in when school is out, money for damages to the cheerleader for the humiliation. I imagine $3 million total would not be out of the question.

That same someone needs to finish their public school career in a youth facility, and need to be on probation until it's all paid for. Needs to be publicized far and wide to discourage other little dumbasses from the same type thing. It's a stupid kid, but the damages are all very real, and they had to go to some trouble to do it, so no prank defense - this is a criminal act with dollar damages.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu May 30, 2013, 11:50 PM

2. hope they lost $$$ with recall

Way to get noticed since they didnt notice prepub

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu May 30, 2013, 11:56 PM

3. Tis' the season. nt

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri May 31, 2013, 12:28 AM

4. My daughter was on the yearbook committee this school year

And after so many of these horror stories, her school has a non-school related person/company proofread prepublication. Her school also had one of those teacher/student scandals at some point in the past, so they are very lawsuit leery these days. Other schools should have the same prepublication proofread process.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri May 31, 2013, 01:00 AM

5. Obviously the person who did this should not be graduating

They couldn't even spell "ho" correctly.

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