Offensive Picture Sent Home with Students 10/22/13
CBS 7 News
October 23, 2013
It’s that time for the Fall Festival at Crockett Elementary. In preparation students went home with a routine flyer.
It gives the time and date of the festival and the suggestions of what parents can bring such as a popcorn bag and two individually wrapped candy both had photos illustrating what these goods should look like but to many parents' surprise they saw a picture of a bag with the name “Penis Candy” printed across it. The candy itself is shaped like the genitalia.
The flyer was sent to the CBS 7 station by an upset mother who's child brought the letter home.
“It’s just ridiculous to me as a parent,” said Zaundra Flores, “I was like wow.”
A spokesperson with The Midland Independent School District says the images were accidentally copied and pasted onto the flyer.
In a Google search the image for the popcorn bag was easily found. The options for candy images were endless and the only way the specific photo on the flyer was located was by typing in the words “penis candy” into the search engine.
“The teacher was embarrassed and was apologetic,” said MISD Superintendent Dr. Ryder Warren.
He says they are discussing disciplinary measures for the teacher.
The district will take extra steps to approve future fliers and notes sent home.
“I apologize to every parent who received this flyer,” Dr. Warren said.