NEW YORK (PIX11) – A Long Island principal apologized Wednesday for allegedly plagiarizing a yearbook message to the 2014 graduates.
Roosevelt High School principal Stephen Strachan said he borrowed a quote from a high school principal in California, calling the nearly identical message an “inadvertent clerical error.”
Unfortunately, the entire message was nearly identical — Strachan even wrote the name of the California high school at the end.
A new version of the page is being printed and every student will get a corrected yearbook by Friday.
It will cost $800 which will come out of principal Strachan’s discretionary fund, according to school board officials.