Lincoln Student Suspended for Defacing Yearbook Photo


Irving Middle School
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(AP) — A Lincoln middle school student has been suspended from school for marring the photo of another student by labeling it with an offensive three-letter acronym.

Now, school officials are asking students and parents to “immediately mark out these letters” next to the seventh-grade Irving Middle School student’s photo in the yearbooks they received Friday.

Principal Hugh McDermott confirmed that the eighth-grade boy responsible was suspended for five days. But the suspension began Thursday — the last day of school for students this year — so it’s unclear whether his suspension will continue next year when he begins high school.

McDermott says school officials learned of the yearbook vandalism only after the annuals were handed out. By then, it was too late to fix.