Thursday, December 3, 2009

Class Act: Picture Punishment

Oh, this story's a winner. 15-year-old Charlie Patton, a San Antonio high school student, was recently punished for making a "funny face" in her yearbook picture (see above). School officials have decided not to print her picture in the yearbook comparing her expression to gang signs.

The official statement is, "Since the yearbook represents the school and the students, the goal is to have every student presented in the best light... Students who make inappropriate faces or gestures or who do not follow the school dress code in their yearbook photos are asked to retake their photo free of charge."

But Patton, also a drama student (go figure), claims she was never asked to retake her picture.

There are 2 action steps that need to be taken here:

1) Somebody call the ACLU to help Charlie demand that her picture be published in the yearbook.
2) Somebody give Charlie my number so we can be best friends. I cannot count how many pictures there are of me with this exact face.

Only in Texas.

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