The May arrest of one student on felony charges following a yearbook prank was unusual, but dozens of other similar pranks occur yearly — to the chagrin of the yearbook staffs who try to prevent them.
Author: Allison Russell
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Recent grad sues Michigan school district seeking access to names of expelled students
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Thousands of newspapers reported missing from University of North Florida
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CSU-Fresno student appeals dismissal of censorship lawsuit
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Texas high school yearbook recalled after “Ugly Hoe” caption discovered
On the heels of another high school yearbook prank, Irving High School in Irving, Tex., recalled every copy of the 2012-13 yearbook last week after realizing that a student’s name had been changed to “Ugly Hoe” in a photo caption, the Dallas Observer reported.
The person who changed the student’s name has not yet been identified, said Lesley Weaver, the school district's director of communications.
“We can speculate, but we don’t know definitively,” Weaver said.
Missouri high school junior arrested for yearbook prank
Kaitlyn Booth, 17, a junior at Hickman High School in Columbia, Mo., was arrested earlier this month after a prank in which she she changed a student's last name to "Masturbate" in the 2013 yearbook.Booth faces charges of harassment as well as first-degree property damage, a felony, in addition to unspecified school punishment.The name change is found on page 270 of the yearbook, the page that features the index.