03 June 2011

Middle-School Yearbook Lists Five Worst People

Russellville Middle School yearbook page

#4 and #5
Open up the Russellville [Arkansas] Middle School yearbook. You’ll see the students’ pictures, the administration, and a pretty controversial list that’s supposed to be covered with a piece of black tape. “My problem is the tape can be removed easily,” said School Board Member Chris Cloud. Cloud has two kids in the Russellville School District and one brought home the yearbook. “I’m furious as a parent and as a board member and as a tax payer and as a resident of Russellville,” he said. “It’s wrong.”

The list is titled “Top 5 worst people of all time.” The top three, in order, are Adolph [sic] Hitler, Osama Bin Laden, and Charles Manson. Numbers four and five are George W. Bush and Dick Cheney.

Superintendent Randall Williams calls the list “an oversight.” Parents caught it after the yearbooks were printed. The district’s solution was to cover the list with tape. It didn’t work.

Williams says the yearbook editing process is under review. He won't comment on what's happening with the yearbook sponsor, saying he can't talk about disciplanary issues.
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