Yearbook errors anger parents at north Texas high school

Published On: May 23 2012 02:38:51 PM CDT
MESQUITE, Texas -

Administrators at a north Texas high school apologized to some parents for a yearbook mistake.

Friday, while Mesquite High was distributing the yearbooks, teachers noticed two major errors.

In a section recognizing the school's special needs students, some of them were labeled as "mentally retarded."

Also, the school did not have parental permission to publish the photos.

"It was not meant to disparage anyone in any way. It was just an error that was overlooked and got printed, unfortunately," district spokeswoman Laura Jobe said.

Soon after the incident, the school collected all the yearbooks that had the error and sent them back to the publishers for reprinting.

Seniors were able to receive their revised yearbooks on Wednesday.

The school district also plans to implement additional training for staff members who work with the yearbook production.