Say cheese! A Minnesota High School senior is not smiling after her school refused to let her take her senior picture with her baby girl.
Stephanie Meyer says she never considered dropping out of Menahga High School after getting pregnant in the middle of the school year. She’s balanced being a single teen mom and getting her diploma. To celebrate her efforts, she decided to take her senior pictures with her daughter. But, Stephanie says she’s been told the picture will not appear in the yearbook.
“It’s supposed to be of who you are and what you represent and you finally get something you really like and you want to show people but you can’t because they don’t think it’s right,” Myer tells KSTP News.
That would be Mary Clum, the Superintendent of Menahga Public Schools. Clum says Myer would be breaking tradition.
“We’ve never had a student with anyone else and we don’t see a reason to start now since it’s the senior composite,” Clum said.
Before you take a side, here are some stats to consider. According to the Centers for Disease Control about 820,000 teens become pregnant each year in the U.S. That means that 34 percent of teenagers have at least one pregnancy before they turn 20. The main rise in the teen pregnancy rate is among girls younger than 15.
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