GLASTONBURY, Conn. (AP) — An 18-year-old has been charged with pc crimes after police say he hacked right into a database and put a quote from Adolf Hitler right into a Connecticut highschool yearbook.
The teenager was a pupil at Glastonbury highschool, the place the quote appeared in Could beneath the picture of an unsuspecting classmate, police stated.
It learn, “It’s a fairly particular secret pleasure how the folks round us fail to appreciate what is actually occurring to them.” The quote was attributed within the yearbook to George Floyd, the Black man killed by a Minneapolis police officer final yr.
Police stated the identical pupil additionally was chargeable for one other unauthorized yearbook entry, which referenced one of many Boston Marathon bombers and drug use.
The teenager, who was beforehand barred from attending his commencement ceremony, faces two counts of third-degree pc crime and is due in court docket on Aug. 6.
The quotes had been found in Could after the college started distributing the yearbooks. The varsity recalled the yearbooks to take away the offending quotes.
“We deeply remorse not having caught the act of bigotry and vandalism earlier than the yearbook was printed,” college directors stated in an announcement when the yearbooks had been recalled. “We’re analyzing and can revise our yearbook procedures for amassing and reviewing future pupil submissions.”
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