- The Washington Times - Tuesday, May 29, 2007

CONIFER, Colo. (AP) — Most likely to succeed? Try most likely to go to jail.

The yearbook for the high school in this mountain town near Denver published photos of students smoking marijuana and drinking beer, drawing the ire of parents and administrators.

Hannah Fredrickson, the senior who served as yearbook editor, said she regrets not balancing the yearbook pictures of teenagers smoking pot with pictures of those not using drugs. She also said she is sorry about not warning her principal, but that people need to know what is going on.

“The point of the yearbook entirely is to cover what happens in the year,” she told KCNC-TV. “You’d be surprised at how many children at Conifer High School smoke pot. I wanted to push more for a deeper side of Conifer, which, for a lot of students, is drugs and alcohol.”

The Jefferson County School District began an investigation after parents complained, and the school has offered to take back yearbooks and refund payments.

“There were some things … that I don’t feel that I can defend,” acting Principal Pat Termin said. Amy McTague, the teacher who supervises the yearbook production, sent a letter of apology to parents.

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