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Photos of possible ‘white nationalism’ hand gestures delay release of suburban high school yearbook

Each spring, students eagerly await the arrival of the yearbook, but particularly so this year at Oak Park and River Forest High School — because the senior who designed its cover died just days ago in a car crash.

It appears the wait will continue for the latest edition of “Tabula,” after the school district’s top administrator notified parents, students and staff this week of the discovery of “several” photographs in which students are seen making hand gestures “associated with white nationalism.”

“Regardless of intent, the potential negative impact of this gesture has led us to decide that we cannot distribute the yearbook as is,” according to an email sent out Thursday from Joylynn Pruitt-Adams, superintendent of the district that oversees the high school.