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Family Outraged at Teens' "Most Likely to Disappear" Yearbook Superlative



    Teens Listed as "Most Likely to Disappear"

    A caption in a West Virginia high school yearbook has people outraged. (Published Monday, Oct. 6, 2014)

    A West Virginia community is outraged after a high school yearbook named two teens, one of them a special needs student, "Most Likely to Disappear."

    The odd title, included in the yearbook's superlatives section, was printed across the bottom of a photo of the two students at Cameron High School in Cameron, West Virginia, Ohio Valley NBC affiliate WTOV reported.

    One of those teens is a special needs student, and his family is demanding action.

    “The family and the young gentleman in the picture had no idea this was coming, and to be quite frank, they were very offended and shocked,” the family’s lawyer Jerry Sklavounakis told WTOV.

    The student, whom WTOV identified only as Brady, was confused by the superlative. He looked up what it meant and saw “no positives,” Sklavounakis said.

    Other superlative categories in the yearbook were positive, like “Cutest Couple,” “Best Dressed” and “Most Athletic.”

    “In this day and age, it’s pretty amazing that someone with the school system would approve this superlative for any student, let alone someone with special needs,” Sklavounakis added.

    Marshall County Superintendent Michael Hince told WTOV that he could not comment because it is a legal matter.