YIKES!!! DOES ANY ONE EDIT YEAR BOOKS ANYMORE?
The 2011 year books at Big Bear High school in San Bernardino County, CA were asked to be returned in order to edit a photo that appeared in the book that does not comply with federal and state laws regarding child pornography. Most students have returned the book for editing; however, some have not. Authorities have warned that those who are still in possession of the book with the photograph risk criminal charges involving the possession of child pornography.
San Bernardino County sheriff’s officials said they became aware of the picture on Tuesday and have asked students to return the 2011 Big Bear High School yearbooks to the school to “facilitate editing of the yearbooks to comply with federal and state laws regarding child pornography.” Most students have done so, officials said, and officers are contacting those who haven’t to round up the missing yearbooks.
UPDATE I: The pic that seems to be at the center of this controvery depicts a 17 year old male student with his hand inside the clothing of a 15 year old female student. That’s the pic that is considered child porn? Can you imagine the photos that are on high school student’s phones across America?
Cindy Bachman, a spokeswoman for the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, said the students appear in the background of the photo and “are not the intended focus of the photograph.” The picture was taken at a school dance.
However, authorities said they were concerned enough about the picture that they demanded that all Big Bear High School students return their 2011 yearbooks to the school so that the photo can be removed or covered up. They also warned that those possessing the photograph risk criminal charges involving the possession of child pornography.