​Yearbook Prank Felony Turns Into First-Degree​​

A yearbook prank becomes a felony for a Missouri high school junior for first-degree property damage and harassment.

Kaitlyn Booth, 17, thought it would be funny to pull off a hoax on a fellow student at Hickman High School. However, she is receiving way more attention then she was expecting for the antic.

Booth’s prank consisted of changing a fellow student’s last name from Mastain to “masturbate” in the 100th edition of the Hickman Cresset yearbook after it was approved for printing.

Hickman principal Tracey Conrad said once the name was discovered, the school resource officer contacted authorities, and the student was arrested May 14.

The yearbook staff has since collected and corrected the error. Yearbook advisor Kim Acopolis said the process took about 12 hours, rather than reprint all the yearbooks at a cost of about $41,000.

“I was kind of annoyed. It was stupid, but I wasn’t that upset,” Mastain said, adding that she was shocked Booth was arrested.

“When you’re in high school, you do stuff that is not necessarily the smartest, and this was an example of that,” she said.