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Candy corn dumped at high school after yearbook quote on women’s rights

A pile of candy corn, center, was still visible Friday afternoon after the candy was dumped on the ground and stuck on doors Friday at Panther Creek High School amid the ongoing controversy over a quote in the school yearbook about candy corn and women’s rights.
A pile of candy corn, center, was still visible Friday afternoon after the candy was dumped on the ground and stuck on doors Friday at Panther Creek High School amid the ongoing controversy over a quote in the school yearbook about candy corn and women’s rights. Hannah Bonet

Candy corn was dumped on the ground and stuck on doors Friday at Panther Creek High School amid the controversy over a quote in the school yearbook about candy corn and women’s rights.

Panther Creek High principal Camille Hedrick had issued an apology Wednesday for a student yearbook quote that said “I don’t know what’s worse, candy corn, or women’s rights.” The quote, which Hedrick called “sexist,” “offensive” and “hateful,” has produced a heated response both on the Cary campus and on social media.

When students and teachers arrived Friday morning, they found a large amount of candy corn placed on the ground at the school. Syrup was used to stick candy corn on several doors.

Some of the candy corn melted in the heat Friday. But some pieces had to be removed from doors and other surfaces.

It wasn’t immediately clear who had placed the candy corn and whether it was a senior prank or done for some other reason.

The candy corn was dumped on the same day that Hedrick reported to families about an “unsubstantiated threat” to Panther Creek. School officials said the threat and the candy corn incident are believed to be unrelated.

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