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Arizona high school yearbook draws attention over questionable content

May 18, 2017, 12:00 PM
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PHOENIX — A high school southeast of Phoenix has scrambled to recall its yearbook, which included over a dozen quotes deemed inappropriate and offensive.

The principal at Poston Butte High School in San Tan Valley apologized Wednesday to parents in a post on Facebook and in email.

Quotes that slipped past editors included, “If you have never thought about dropping out and becoming a stripper once, you’re lying.”

There were over a dozen risque comments in the book.

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The Florence Unified School District said in a statement the yearbook sponsor had been relieved of duties. The district’s letter also said in the future better measures would be put in place to prevent a repeat.

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San Tan Valley News reported the unidentified yearbook supervisor apologized:

Words cannot express how deeply sorry I am about my negligence regarding the 2017 yearbook and portraying Poston Butte in a negative light. I accept full responsibility for the content of the yearbook. I thank Mr. Tannenbaum and district officials for assisting me in reaching out to the student body, parents, and community. Again, I am truly sorry for my poor judgment, lack of professionalism, and negative impact on the school.”

Over 450 yearbooks had already been purchased for $75 apiece. They were distributed May 12.

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Arizona high school yearbook draws attention over questionable content