School leaders in Bigelow tore out a two-page timeline depicting news events from 2020 and 2021 from yearbooks because of “community backlash.”
The pages contain factual snippets about the police killing of George Floyd, the establishment of Black Lives Matter Plaza in Washington, D.C., and the police shootings of Jacob Blake, Duante Wright and Breonna Taylor.
The Student Press Law Center has a good write-up. Per their report:
The yearbook adviser, Meghan Walton, resigned because of the censorship, saying “I did not authorize the removal of these pages, nor do I support it in any way. Deciding to resign was the most difficult decision I have ever made. However, I needed to stand up for myself and for the students who created that yearbook spread.”
Apparently a number of yearbooks went out before the censorship began, so some got the full yearbooks and the rest did not. It appears the offending pages were ripped out by hand.