A New Hampshire boy is threatening to sue his high school because administrators rejected his yearbook photo, which shows the senior with a shotgun over his shoulder. His hobby is shooting trap and skeet.
School Superintendent Nate Greenberg said the photo submitted by (Blake) Douglass is inappropriate given the epidemic of school violence that has swept the nation in recent years.
. . . Douglass said, however, that a school policy that allows students to select their own yearbook photos does not allow administrators to take away that freedom whenever they wish.
And he’s hired a lawyer to help prove it – even if he has to go to federal court.
I don’t think the photo is likely to inspire violence, but surely administrators can censor inappropriate yearbook photos. Just imagine what students would submit otherwise.