Photo With Newborn Banned From Yearbook
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|Mon, 05-06-2013 - 7:40am|
Officials at a North Carolina high school have removed from the yearbook a graduating student's senior portrait because the photo shows her posing with her newborn baby.
Caitlin Tiller is a 17-year-old student of Randolph County's Wheatmore High School in Trinity, N.C. In April 2012 she gave birth to a baby boy. That summer, senior portraits were taken, according to Fox North Carolina's WGHP. Students were invited to pose with props that represented them or their achievements. Tiller decided to pose with her baby
“He helped me get to where I am today,” she told WGHP, adding that after giving birth she worked harder in school, graduated early, began college classes in January and got a part-time job working 30 hours a week. “I wouldn’t be the person I am today without him.”
Last month, just two days before the yearbook was set to be printed, Tiller was told her photo would not appear. School officials allegedly told the teen mom she had been banned from the yearbook because her photo might "promote teen pregnancy," according to WGHP.
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