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Lenore Skomal is an award-winning author and veteran journalist in all forms of media. She is a weekly columnist and daily blogger for the Erie Times-News. She’s authored 17 published books, including an anthology of her columns, Burnt Toast available on her website www.lenoreskomal.net.   Read more about this blog.
Posted: April 6th, 2012
Class photo tampering has parents outraged

I remember receiving a consent form for just about everything that happened at my son’s school back in the day–from field trips to school photos.

Apparently, when it was class photo time at a small elementary school in Florida, one second grader didn’t have his parental consent form. He was still included in the group photo, you know, one of those where the kids are in neat rows, some sitting in chairs and others standing behind them on risers.

According to the Huffington Post and WPLG TV in Florida, the photographer, realizing the problem with the lack of consent form, photoshopped a smiley face over the boy’s actual face.

This has the school outraged, especially the parents. The photographer apparently checked with the PTA before stamping the boy’s face with the image. He wanted to put a star over the boy’s face instead, but he said he was told to use the smiley face instead.

See a shot of the photo with the other children’s faces blurred out.

 

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