Now, the girl freely admits she didn't wear underwear that day because she didn't want her panty lines to show. Mission accomplished! Despite the inadvertent flashing though, it seems like the school continued to pass out the yearbooks and the embarrassment factor of this young lady increased to the point that she can't go to school . . . although her mom knows she has to go eventually. At this point though, both mom and daughter want the school to recall all the yearbooks (fat chance) and reprint all of them without the offending photo (even fatter chance of that.)
The most interesting part of the story is the fact that while WTSP was interviewing the girl, the principal of her school called, telling her NOT to talk to the media. Too late.
The Sickles principal called Jeannette while we were at her home. Jeanette said he suggested she not to talk to us because it would be exploiting the girl. "He [the principal] 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! It's like don't you get it?" exclaimed Jeanette.
Hillsborough County School District spokesperson Linda Cobbe told 10 Connects the picture is not revealing at all. "We don't believe there is exposure in the yearbook.... It is a shadow."
"Is it a shadow, is it not a shadow? My whole thing is, it doesn't matter, the photo itself is damaging to a 16-year-old and should not have been published," said Jeanette.
"All of the administrators are trying to downplay it and saying I should really laugh it off and come back to school but I've been humiliated," said the junior who will not return to school for the rest of the year.
The district says there is a lengthy chain of command when it comes to approving and printing the yearbook - that includes faculty advisors and even an administrator.
Revealing photo makes high school yearbook [WTSP]