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A Connecticut Student Sparked Outrage By Including A Hitler Quote In His Yearbook.
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A Connecticut Student Sparked Outrage By Including A Hitler Quote In His Yearbook.


GLASTONBURY, Conn. (AP) — An 18-year-old has been charged with computer crimes after allegedly hacking into a database and inserting an Adolf Hitler quote into a Connecticut high school yearbook.

According to police, the teen was a student at Glastonbury High School when the quote appeared beneath a photo of an innocent classmate in May.

It read, “It is a quite special secret pleasure how the people around us fail to realize what is really happening to them.” The quote was attributed to George Floyd, a Black man killed by a Minneapolis police officer last year, in the yearbook.

The same student, according to police, was also responsible for another unauthorized yearbook entry referencing one of the Boston Marathon bombers and drug use.

The teen, who had previously been barred from attending his graduation ceremony, is charged with two counts of third-degree computer crime and is scheduled to appear in court on Aug. 6.

The quotes were discovered after the school began distributing the yearbooks in May, and the yearbooks were recalled to remove the offending quotes.

“We deeply regret not catching the act of bigotry and vandalism before the yearbook was printed,” school administrators said in a statement after the yearbooks were recalled, adding, “We are examining and will revise our yearbook procedures for collecting and reviewing future student submissions.”

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