Guilderland High School of Albany, New York, accepted funds to allow the parents of a student to feature a picture of their son holding up the head of a giraffe killed in a hunt in the school's yearbook:
The high school also allowed the parents also submit this nonsense poem with the picture:
The parents are proud of their son, and, to be clear, neither this photo shoot nor the submission of the photo is his fault; Guilderland probably needs the money for legitimate expenses. Is it worth offending its own community, though? The Times-Union shared stories from upset students, as well as this comment from the school's superintendent:
"I do understand that there are some folks that are offended," said School Superintendent Marie Wiles. "It's our regret that people are offended by this. In the future, we will take a little bit closer view of how we review that section of the yearbook."
Giraffes are threatened by extinction.