School administrators of Shaker Heights high school in Ohio were alarmed when students who had just received their yearbooks discovered an obscenity in the yearbook’s cover. The obscenity that appeared on the Shaker Heights high school yearbook cover was the work of a student artist who drew a creative interpretation of Shaker Heights High School’s “Red Raider” mascot, which included the F-word into the drawing that could only be seen when the book was turned upside down.
After the principal discovered that an obscenity was cleverly concealed in the Shaker Heights yearbook cover artwork, he immediately wrote an apology letter to students and their families explaining that the yearbook’s distribution had been suspended because of the hidden words found. The student offender also apologized in the letter stating that “I cannot begin to explain the miserable feeling I brought upon myself, when I betrayed the trust of all of you. I apologize for offending anyone and everyone. It is unfortunate that I did not recognize the big responsibility and honor given to me when asked to design the cover of the Shaker Heights yearbook. I offer my sincere apologies.” Although the student was forgiven by the rest of the student body. During the Shaker Heights graduation ceremony, the student artist received the loudest, most sustained applause of any fellow student as he accepted his diploma.
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