Published On: Tue, Jul 13th, 2021

Student Charged With Putting Hitler Quote in School Yearbook

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GLASTONBURY, Conn.—An 18-year-old has been charged with computer crimes after police say he hacked into a database and put a quote from Adolf Hitler into a Connecticut high school yearbook. The teen was a student at Glastonbury high school, where the quote appeared in May beneath the photo of an unsuspecting classmate, police said. It read, “It is a quite special secret pleasure how the people around us fail to realize what is really happening to them.” The quote was attributed in the yearbook to George Floyd, the black man killed by a Minneapolis police officer last year. Police said the same student also was responsible for another unauthorized yearbook entry, which referenced one of the Boston Marathon bombers and drug use. The teen, who was previously barred from attending his graduation ceremony, faces two counts of third-degree computer crime and is due in court on Aug. 6. The quotes …

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