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High School Apologizes After Yearbook Labels Kids as 'Creepy Smiling Kid' and 'Someone'

A high school 20 miles northeast of Albany, N.Y. has apologized to parents after some students in the yearbook were labeled wrongly, including "Creepy Smile Kid" and "Some Tall Guy."

The names appear under images of the track and field teams in the yearbook for the graduating class at Hoosick Valley High School. 

Other names include "Isolation kid," "someone," and "Cassandra someone."

Superintendent Amy Goodell said that the names were a "non-intentional, honest mistake."

It is not clear how the mistakes got through the dozen student yearbook staff and a yearbook adviser. 

"The yearbook editor and staff are devastated," she said. "Apologies are being made."

Goodell said the corrections are being made and the parents of students whose names were published incorrectly are being contacted. She said most families are understanding of it.

"There are a lot of yearbook editors and there are a lot of people that reviewed it," senior Dean Anderson said. "I don't know how everybody missed it."

Though some students say they aren't bothered by it, others think it is bullying.

"If it was me I would be upset," senior Robert Horowitz said. "I would be totally going against the school because it's my senior year and I don't want to be remembered as this or this."

The family of "Cassandra someone" is upset with the error.

"Cassandra has a name…and she's very proud of her accomplishments in track," a relative said. "As far as I'm concerned, every kid who paid for a yearbook should be refunded."

Sources: Daily Mail,Yahoo


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