Students at a Georgia high school were asked to return their yearbooks after a racial slur was discovered in a photo.
A color photo published in the Windsor Forest High School shows a student holding a piece of paper with the hand-written word “n*gger” in green letters, reported WSAV-TV.
The publisher recalled the yearbooks for corrections, and asked students to return theirs by Friday.
“We sincerely apologize for the failure to ensure that the final print was free of errors and offensive captions/pictures,” said principal Derrick Butler in a text to parents. “Please note that this is not a representation of our school. Our school values and embraces diversity and believes that every individual deserves to be treated with dignity and respect.”
The racial slur was not discovered by school staffers or yearbook editors until after the yearbooks were printed.
It’s not clear whether the student in the photo will face disciplinary action.
The Savannah-Chatham County Public School System will implement a new process for approving yearbooks for publication.