The most offensive proofreading screw-up—ever

We don’t like to throw around the ‘ever’ headline, but this failure to review material for publication in a middle school newsletter is just that grim.

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Bypassing the process altogether is just asking for trouble—big trouble. That’s the key lesson we’re taking from an incident at Sequoia Middle School in Pleasant Hill, Calif.

The school issued an apology after an image used as evidence in a hate crime investigation made its way into a school newsletter.

From the San Jose Mercury News:

“The school’s newsletter normally includes announcements, tidbits about current events and an occasional cartoon. Friday’s edition carried a ‘Peanuts’-style cartoon depicting a black character with a noose around his neck and the words ‘white pride’ scrawled overhead.”

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