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Connecticut Teen Arrested After Allegedly Hacking School Database To Insert Hitler Quote Into Yearbook

Connecticut Teen Arrested After Allegedly Hacking School Database To Insert Hitler Quote Into Yearbook
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A teen at Glastonbury High School in Connecticut was arrested after he transformed what should have been a favorite high school memory for many students into something harmful.

For the school's yearbook, students were allowed to submit a favorite quote, which would be published alongside their name.

One student decided to do something that was far from motivational or aspiring.

The student has since been identified as 18-year-old Hollister Tryon.

Tryon reportedly hacked into the school's computer system and changed two fellow students' selected quotations after the book had already been scheduled to be printed and distributed to the students.

The first quote Tyron included was an infamous quote by German dictator Adolf Hitler:

"It is a quite special secret pleasure how the people around us fail to realize what is really happening to them."

Tyron did not attribute this quote to Hitler, but rather, George Floyd, who was brutally killed during an arrest made by since-convicted Derek Chauvin.

The second quote was a reference to drug use, as well as Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who was the primary bomber at the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.

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The copies of the yearbook were first distributed in May to the graduating class, when the two quotations and attributions were discovered. Students were then asked to return their current copies of the yearbook, so the school could evaluate the quotes and decide on their next steps to correct the problem.

In the meantime, the school released a statement:

"We deeply regret not having caught the act of bigotry and vandalism before the yearbook was printed."
"We are examining and will revise our yearbook procedures for collecting and reviewing future student submissions."

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During a lengthy investigation, it was discovered Tryon had hacked into the school's database to make the changes.

Authorities suspect he committed the act back in October and arrested him with suspicion of unlawfully accessing a private computer database.

Tryon was placed in jail with a potential bail of 5,000 dollars, and he was later charged with two counts of computer crimes in the third degree.

Some were appalled at Tryon's actions.

But some were concerned at the school's initial lack of screening.

Unfortunately, this is far from the only incident in which a yearbook was tampered with, leaving many students' memories of their schools to be dampened.