ECHO issues apology for misleading image



In 2011 RHS ECHO covered the story of the growing problem of heroin and other drugs in the community. In an interview with representatives from both the Rolla Police Department Street Crimes Unit and the Rolla Police Department Special Ops Command Patrol Division, we reported Rolla’s efforts to educate and eliminate the use of these deadly drugs in our community. The story can be read on our website by clicking here.

Recently, the story has been re-shared on social media. As this archived story was shared from the website, a photo of a Rolla High School athlete was attached to the share setting. The photo is in no way connected to the story and the technical glitch that caused this misleading information to be shared has since been fixed.

We deeply apologize for confusion and any harm that this inadvertent and misleading image may have caused. As journalists in training, we are aware of the impact of our words and images and the image was in no way intended to be linked to this story. The Society of Professional Journalist’s Code of Ethics requires that we hold ourselves accountable for this error. Please accept our apology.

We hope that you will read the story and feel confident in sharing the message of the work that our local law enforcement officers are battling in our community as that technical issue has been solved.

Thank you for reading ECHO.