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Teenager charged after allegedly modifying yearbook to include Hitler quote and reference to Boston Marathon bomber

Last October, the 18-year-old Glastonbury High School student reportedly had access to the school’s database that students use to submit their yearbook citations, according to the newspaper.

A quote from the senior yearbook was replaced with a quote from Adolf Hitler, which was wrongly attributed to George Floyd, according to the newspaper and an email sent by the school district to the community. Another quote has been changed to refer to drugs and “Dzhokhar Tsarnaev”, one of the brothers who orchestrated the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013.

The student was charged on July 9 with two counts of third degree computer crimes for his alleged actions, according to the Arrest Journal. CNN contacted their attorney, Mike Dwyer, but did not immediately receive a response.

CNN has contacted Glastonbury High School and its parent association for comment.

In an email to ‘students, parents, guardians and staff’ dated May 26, Schools Superintendent Alan Bookman and Glastonbury High School Principal Nancy Bean said the school had suspended distribution of directories and recalled all the books that had been published. The school also conducted an internal review which was then referred to Glastonbury Police Department for a criminal investigation, according to the email.

“We deeply regret that we did not discover the act of fanaticism and vandalism before the directory was printed,” the message read. “We are reviewing and will revise our directory procedures for collecting and reviewing future student submissions.”

He continued, “There is no place for all of this in our school system. We recognize that racism and privilege exist in our society.… These are NOT just words. We have started this critical work this year and will continue to work for many years. ”

CNN’s Taylor Romine contributed to this report.


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