Newark Superintendent Marion Bolden has apologized to Andre Jackson for blacking out the picture of Jackson kissing his boyfriend in 230 school yearbooks that were issued to students, according to a statement issued by the school district:
“The decision was based, in part, on misinformation that Mr. Jackson was not one of our students and our review simply focused on the suggestive nature of the photograph. Superintendent Marion A. Bolden personally apologizes to Mr. Jackson and regrets and embarrassment and unwanted attention the matter has brought to him.”
The school district also said that it would offer uncensored versions of the yearbook to any East Side high School student who wants one.
Student’s Gay Kiss Photo Struck from NJ School Yearbook [tr]