AURORA, Colo. (CBS4)– A racy, sexually-charged quote made its way past editorial approval and has been printed in the final edition of a local high school yearbook.
The student who submitted the quote may not be allowed to walk at the graduation ceremony for Cherokee Trail High School in Aurora and may face other disciplinary action.
School administrators and Cherry Creek School District officials consider the quote to be obscene which is a violation of school rules.
“The seniors have a little bigger section in the yearbooks. Underneath they have the opportunity to put down a quote,” said Cherry Creek School District spokeswoman Tustin Amole.
That yearbook has been distributed to many students and some told CBS4 they were familiar with it.
“I was kind of surprised. I was, like, I don’t know why that kid would do that,” said Cherokee Trail Junior Alisha Lincoln. “I didn’t even know how that could have gone through and it was just weird to see it. Maybe he just wanted to leave a mark for himself.”
Senior quotes are approved by the yearbook advisers.
“Teachers review all of the student quotes. The teacher didn’t know what it meant,” said Amole.
It seems that teacher wasn’t the only one.
On Twitter, the student at the center of the quote debacle posted, “You guys I had to explain to my mom what my senior quote meant.”
“I think it’s just a matter of knowing kind of the lingo of teenagers and everything,” said Lincoln.
“Well, I didn’t really know what it meant at first,” said Cherokee Trail Junior Rachel Michel.
When asked who she thought was at fault, Michel replied, “Honestly I think it’s probably the administration because they didn’t– they should have caught it before.”
Yearbook students are blacking out the quote with a marker before distributing the rest of the copies.
Amole will not discuss any disciplinary action but on the student’s Twitter page he discusses not being able to walk during the graduation ceremony and serving detention on a Saturday at school.