Glastonbury High School has stopped distributing yearbooks over what the principal said was an “inappropriate quote,” the school is investigating, and police have been contacted.
Glastonbury High School principal Nancy Bean notified families of the class of 2021 and said they are investigating the source of the quote, yearbooks that were handed out will be collected and the proper quote will be added.
“A disturbing incident came to our attention today. An inappropriate quote was submitted by a student using a false name and was published in this year’s yearbook. We are currently investigating the source of the quote. Due to the nature of the incident, this matter has also been referred to the police,” Bean wrote in a message to parents and guardians of students in the graduating class.
"It wasn't just inappropriate, it was pretty disgusting," said Erin Pascoe, a parent of a Glastonbury High School student. "Honestly, I was wondering how it got through because they monitor what is being published inside yearbooks."
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Glastonbury High School students tell NBC Connecticut, one student allegedly submitted an Adolf Hitler quote to the yearbook but said the words came from George Floyd.
Any member of the class who received a yearbook is advised to return it to the main office so the correction can be made.
“Going forward, we will review the process used for students to submit quotes for the yearbook. We are saddened and distressed by what happened. Acts of bias, bullying, and cruelty are not acceptable at our school. We are committed to ensuring all Glastonbury High School students feel safe and supported,” the message from Bean says.
"This sort of behavior is unacceptable in this community and there could be repercussions for their actions," said Jessica Ben.
Those who live in Glastonbury believe the school should release what was published and make this a teachable moment for students and the community.
"I think you have to be honest and put it out there, once people see what was said, they would agree it's not appropriate to be in there," said Eric Pascoe.
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