Kinky Font Used On Open House Handouts
POSTED: 10:30 am PDT September 19, 2006
MONROE, N.Y. -- It wasn't as easy as ABC.
In fact, these ABC's are leaving some parents uneasy.
School officials in upstate New York
are apologizing for an X-rated type style that was used on a third-grade spelling packet. The font showed male and female stick figures in provocative poses to form the letters of the alphabet
Parents at Pine Tree Elementary School in Orange County got the spelling packet at an open house. Administrators said the veteran teacher didn't use the font on purpose.
The design of the font was so subtle that school officials and many parents missed it, according to the Record Online. Many parents didn't know about the kinky font until they received a letter of apology from school principal Jean Maxson.
"This packet was reviewed by a number of people, including myself," Maxson wrote. "I take full responsibility for this inappropriate publication."
"It was very unintentional. No one did this on purpose," Superintendent Joseph DiLorenzo said, according to the Journal. "It was missed. It was a mistake."
Monroe is about 45 miles northwest of New York City.