When you’re a senior in high school, you think that your yearbook is a treasured artifact that you’ll nostalgically look back on often as you age. As time passes, you learn the truth: that it’s just something else to occupy a box in your parents’ house that you’ll forget about until they die and you clean up. Life’s depressing!
It takes something very special to make that annual pictorial something you must revisit. A girl flashing her genitals probably qualifies, and it’s exactly what happened in the pages of Lake Norman High School’s (N.C) yearbook.
Students and parents -- who paid $100 for the book -- noticed the girl on page 14 lifting her gown and exposing herself.
The full photo depicts nine students smiling and laughing. Some are looking at the camera; others are looking away. The teen, whose identity has not been released by school district officials, stands in the front row with her gown lifted waist high.
One parent who noticed the photo after flipping through her child’s yearbook said she was outraged by the photo and called it pornography. She has two children at the school and purchased two yearbooks, she said.
“When it was brought to my attention from my child, I was appalled," she said.
Another student posted to his Facebook page, “Leave it to Lake Norman to have a crotch shot in the yearbook.”
The school’s principal directed calls for comment to the Iredell-Statesville School District’s main office.
At the main office, the district’s public information officer, Dawn Creason, said Wednesday afternoon the photo was probably an accident.
She also suggested the bare genitals may just be an illusion created by the girl pushing her thighs together.
Now that’s something to be remembered by. The school sent out an e-mail warning parents that the book might contain the suspect material and offered a free exchange for an edited version. Believe it or not, only one student took them up on the offer. I mean, who’s going to part with that?
The girl in question was 18 at the time of the incident and officials say she faces no criminal charges for her prank. So, seniors of America, flash on. Heroes get remembered, exhibitionists never die.