Hollister Tryon Wiki – Hollister Tryon Biography
Hollister Tryon is a former Glastonbury High School student arrested after police allege he put a quote from Nazi leader Adolf Hitler in a Connecticut yearbook and attributed it to George Floyd, who died under the knee of convicted ex-Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin in 2020. Glastonbury Police also said he snuck a reference to the Boston marathon bomber into the yearbook.
He is 18 years old.
In May, seniors were receiving their yearbooks when administration noticed changes were made, and an investigation was launched into the bogus quotes, the Hartford Courant reported.
The newspaper said the quote from the Nazi dictator that appeared in the paper was, “It is a quite special secret pleasure how the people around us fail to realize what is really happening to them.” Hitler’s quote was falsely attributed to Floyd.
Police also alleged that Tryon inserted a quote referencing drugs and convicted Boston marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. The exact quote was not reported.
According to the Journal Inquirer, another quote, “glorifying war,” was also inserted into the yearbook but was not a basis for charges.
Hollister Tryon Arrested
According to the Glastonbury Police Department’sDepartment’s daily arrest log, Tryon, 18, was arrested on a warrant Friday, July 9, and charged with two counts of third-degree computer crime.
Tryon is accused of changing two students students entries by illegally accessing a database that students used to submit their yearbook quotes, police wrote in their report.
According to the Hartford Courant, school officials discovered the distribution of the 2020-2021 yearbooks had already begun in May. School administrators issued a recall on the yearbooks and notified police, the newspaper said.
Glastonbury Police launched an investigation into the computer crimes allegations after Glastonbury High School officials made a report to police. The school also conducted its internal investigation, the Glastonbury police report said.
The police report said:
In May 2021, Glastonbury High School administrators reported discovering an Adolf Hitler quote, which was incorrectly attributed to George Floyd, printed under the picture of a GHS student in the school’s yearbook. Another student’s quote referenced drugs and the name “Dzhokhar Tsarnaev,” the Boston Marathon bomber. After conducting an internal administrative review, the case was referred to the police department for a criminal investigation. As a result of both investigations, 18-year-old Tryon Hollister (a GHS student himself) was arrested by warrant on two counts of Computer Crimes 3rd Degree. He is accused of unlawfully accessing a computer database students used to submit their yearbook quotes and changing the two students’ quotes before the publication of the yearbook in October 2020.
The school issued a statement at the time, reported by the Hartford Courant.
“We deeply regret not having caught the act of bigotry and vandalism before the yearbook was printed,” school administrators said in a prepared statement when the yearbooks were recalled, according to the Courant. “We are examining and will revise our yearbook procedures for collecting and reviewing future student submissions.”