Fla. Student Overexposed in HS Yearbook Photo

By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted May 15, 2009 1:35 PM CDT
Fla. Student Overexposed in HS Yearbook Photo
High school students sign yearbooks.   (AP Photo)

A Tampa teen is skipping school for the rest of the year because of a supposedly revealing yearbook photo, WTSP reports. The girl, a junior, didn’t wear underwear the day of the picture because she was worried about visible panty lines—and when the yearbooks came out this week, the results showed. “I started crying, I was freaking out,” she said. “I was like, 'Oh my God,’” a classmate said. “But I think that she's probably like really horrified.”

The girl's mother wants the yearbooks withheld, but the school maintains there’s nothing wrong with the photo. “We don’t believe there is exposure in the yearbook,” an administrator said. “It is a shadow.” The principal even called the girl’s mother to warn her that by talking to the press she was exploiting her child. “He said he doesn’t want to exploit my daughter and here he is passing out yearbooks with her picture still in it and continuing to pass out pictures!" said the irate mom. “It’s like, ‘Don’t you get it?’” (Read more photograph stories.)

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