Public School Yearbooks Feature ‘ACAB’ sign; Drawing of Police Attack
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School yearbooks have become a place for political statements. The latest yearbook under fire for its political stance features a girl holding a sign reading “ACAB,” which stands for “All Cops Are Bastards.”
Two Washington state high schools featured anti-police and pro-Black Lives Matter photos and art in their yearbooks.
The Woodinville High School featured a controversial photo of several students holding pro-BLM signs at a protest. Phrases included: “Use your white privilege to end white privilege” and “Why is ending racism so controversial.”
Of course, the most controversial sign displayed the acronym “ACAB” — “All Cops Are Bastard,” the rallying cry of the “Defund the Police” movement and Antifa.
Conservative Seattle talk show host Jason Rantz reported the photo was also featured in a video collage at the schools during graduation ceremonies. Reports say parents and student connected to law enforcement pressed the school on how the image’s inclusion.
A spokesperson for the School District said to Rants that yearbook staffers did not understand what the controversial acronym meant.
The Bonney Lake High School yearbook featured a section devoted to BLM, which it titled “The Protests that Changed the World.” The New York Post reports the page included a brief timeline of significant events in the movement, followed by a line directing readers to donate to the BLM website.
The opposite page shows a drawing called “Liberty and Justice for All,” which shows a riot police officer raising his baton to strike a kneeling black woman while a white woman attempts to protect her.
A spokesperson for the school district told Rants in an email the donation solicitation should not have been included in the yearbook but defended the rest of its content.