Hitler Yearbook Quote Angers Students, Parents

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    A quote attributed to Adolf Hitler by a student that appeared in a Virginia high school yearbook has angered parents and students and shocked school officials.

    The quote in question, "'The more, the merrier,' -- Adolf Hitler," slipped through, according to a Chesapeake schools representative.

    Spokesman Tom Cupitt told The Virginian-Pilot that steps will be taken to prevent similar incidents from happening in the future.

    The newspaper reported that the quote appeared next to a senior's picture in the Oscar Smith High School yearbook. The student wasn't identified.

    Chesapeake seniors are given space in the yearbook to write a quote.  Cupitt said the student may have thought the quote was a joke and that it wouldn't actually be published.

    He said school officials are shocked that it appeared in the yearbook, which has monitors looking for offensive comments.

    The quote angered Mercedes Malion, whose daughter's grandparents are Holocaust survivors.

    "My daughter is Jewish. This is so offensive to us, I can't tell you how upset we are," Malion told the Virginian-Pilot.