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California High School Recalls Yearbooks After Students Uncover Cruel 'Most Likely To' Categories

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Ventura High School has recalled yearbooks for the 2021 school year after the mom of a student uncovered some rather unkind superlatives—"Most likely to...".

Stephanie Tindall, a parent of graduating senior Morgan Tindall, shared a Facebook post where she sought advice from other parents after finding some cruel pages in the Senior Superlatives, hidden under seemingly innocuous names.

Morgan, who'd been bullied throughout high school, was surprised to find herself voted "most likely to be the best dancer" and "most likely to be a movie star," until another student told her on Snapchat those superlatives were stickers.

The real superlatives were masquerading underneath.

Underneath the stickers read "most likely to be cancelled" and "most likely to get Covid twice."

Tindall asked a shocked and angry community what she should do, as she felt this was a way to further bully her daughter.



Stephanie Tindall/Facebook


Stephanie Tindall/Facebook


Stephanie Tindall/Facebook

Following the discovery of the hidden superlatives, the school messaged parents to say the yearbooks would be recalled and reissued.

"When our yearbooks arrived last week, our administrative team noticed some inappropriate content that should not have made it through the approval process. We immediately worked to take corrective action and contacted the yearbook company."

Stephanie Tindall/Facebook


Stephanie Tindall/Facebook


Stephanie Tindall/Facebook


Stephanie Tindall/Facebook

However, it appears the yearbook company knew of the ruse from the beginning, as did the school.

"The yearbook company recommended using labels that were supposed to be highly adhesive and, if attempted to be removed, would rip the page so that the content below would be destroyed," wrote Principal Carlos Cohen.

"We tested them, and it appeared to work."

Clearly, it did not work.

Stephanie Tindall/Facebook


Stephanie Tindall/Facebook


Stephanie Tindall/Facebook


Stephanie Tindall/Facebook


Stephanie Tindall/Facebook

The district now plans to implement training for the principal, faculty and yearbook staff on the correct approval process going forward.