Irving Pulls Yearbooks After "Ugly" Misprint

District says student tampered with file before it was sent to printer

By Greg Janda
|  Friday, May 31, 2013  |  Updated 4:47 PM CDT
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Irving Pulls Yearbooks After "Ugly" Misprint

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Irving High School students will have to wait a few more weeks to get their yearbook after someone changed a student's name to a derogatory term.

The Irving Independent School District pulled hundreds of yearbooks after it was discovered that, in a caption under a group photo, a cheerleader's name had been replaced with the term "Ugly Hoe."

The district said that about a dozen books had been handed out to students before the offense was discovered. All of the books were recovered by the district.

Irving ISD said late Friday afternoon that it had determined that a student tampered with the file before it was sent to the printer. The district originally said the yearbook, which was proofread by both student and faculty staff, had been correct when it was sent to the printer.

The district said its investigation in the incident is ongoing. The district has narrowed down the suspects to a couple of students and is questioning them.

Four pages of each yearbook will be reprinted before the books will be distributed to students.

Irving ISD spokesman Billy Rudolph said earlier Friday that the district was not sure if the reprinted yearbooks would be ready before the last day of school, which is June 6.

The school district will pay for the cost of reprinting.

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