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Multiple cases of yearbook pranks are in the news this month as students around the cou...
A censored version of Sheridan High School’s yearbook will be sent to the printer without the student profiles — including one of a gay student — that sparked a dispute between student editors and administrators.
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.
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.
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.