A middle school in Georgia welcomed students back to class on Monday – with an "unfortunate" spelling error.
A sign in front of East Paulding Middle School in Dallas, Georgia, read, “Welcome Back Students We Are Glad You Are Hear," the Yahoo! Parenting blog reported.
Parents and students immediately noticed the misspelling. Some of them posted photos of the incorrect sign on social media, where it spread quickly.
A representative for the school confirmed the error and told the Yahoo! Parenting blog that officials noticed it within an hour and had "hear" corrected to "here."
“It was unfortunate that the wrong word was used, as it has now been shared across the country, Paulding County School District spokeswoman Suzanne Wooley said.
Wooley said officials "weren’t happy with it," but "it was an innocent mistake that, in a rush, could happen to anyone."
But not everyone online was so understanding of the school's misspelling. Commenters on Imgur and Facebook made jokes about the mishap, writing messages like "Welkum back to public skool."
However, like with most things in school, Wooley pointed out that there's a lesson to be learned from all of this unexpected attention.
"And this shows how important it is to proofread what you’re writing, Wooley said. “We are all human. We all make mistakes."
"That is an important part of education," she added.
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