- Associated Press - Thursday, June 4, 2015

GASTONIA, N.C. (AP) - School administrators have removed a page containing an offensive song title from the yearbook for the Highland School of Technology in Gastonia.

The Gaston Gazette reported (https://bit.ly/1RLL3eV) that the racially-charged word in the social media feature section of the yearbook prompted the decision to remove the page.

Gaston County schools spokesman Todd Hagans says only one group of students received the yearbooks with the page attached. Hagans says most students got the version with the page removed.

Teachers discovered the word when the first group of yearbooks was handed out late last week. Hagans said teachers and staff tried to mark through the word, but it was still visible.

He said the word apparently slipped by the adult supervisors of the student yearbook staff.


Information from: The Gaston Gazette, https://www.gastongazette.com

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