Teen Mom Banned From High School Yearbook Over Kid in Photo

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A teen mom in North Carolina found herself banned from her high school yearbook this spring after posing with her one-year-old child in her senior photo.

Caitlin Tiller, 17, is fighting the school over its decision, claiming the yearbook committee even asked students to “pose with a prop.” She chose her son.

Teen Mom Banned

Tiller works part-time, yet managed to finish high school earlier than many peers and will soon attend college. She said she is proud to be a teen mom.

Unlike MTV Teen Mom mainstays Jenelle Evans and Farrah Abraham, she credits her son for her resolve and determination and lives to do right by him.

“He helped me get to where I am today. I wouldn’t be the person I am today without him,” Tiller says, saying that makes the yearbook ban more painful.

Randolph County School officials gave Caitlin Tiller the option of sending in a different picture for the yearbook, but she is not budging on her decision.

They claim that adding the photo promotes teen pregnancy, but Caitlin's mother supports her, adding that she could have dropped out but did not.

Her perseverance, the family says, should be honored.

Caitlin said: “They should be proud that the students are willing to stay in school and graduate and make something of their self and not try and hide it.”

Whose side are you on in this dispute?

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rigt on the money: THIS AIN'T A ROLE MODEL, more a shame!!

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@ abe

"A shame" would be if she dropped out and ended up like other teen mothers now a days, in my eyes i commend her for actually pulling through and not letting anything stop her from graduating. she IS a role model and in the future her son will definitely be grateful for it.

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I for one do not think the picture of her and her son should be published in something like a high school yearbook. It's great that this young girl is taking responsibility by raising her son and managed to still finish high school but the fact of the matter is that this is a high school yearbook and the picture represents teen pregnancy which in my eyes isn't something that should be glorified. Maybe she should just make herself a personal photo album of her and her son and leave that kind of personal stuff out of the year book that will be viewed by I'm sure hundreds of other teens.

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I for one am on the young teen mother side. I mean yea I'am 22 years old and I was not a teen mom but I had my son when I was 21 and people make mistakes but if they are doing better because of something then let her have that pic the school is in the wrong that pic supports family and that little boy might one day go to your school when he is older do do you think he gone be happy you did not let his mother have him in her year book pic.

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@ kaeleigh

That's the problem. By her posing with her child she is taking all of the attention away from other kids who want to look back at their times in high school and remember being kids not some girl who got pregnant and posed with her stupid baby. She is being selfish but that is expected with the "me, me, me" generation these days.

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@ Hellion

Don't call the baby stupid, how would you like it if someone said that about YOUR CHILD?! some people don't even get a yearbook for that reason, i would know when i got mine a few years back. it's not like they're putting her on the front cover, let the girl be, relax and go find a new hobby other than trying to put down a 17 year old girl.

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@ Hellion

1. Most people don't even view their yearbooks in that manner, most of the time it is only in reference to themselves or their friends. 2. What makes you think anyone would want to look back and reminisce about someone's ability to play the trumpet or their "tricked out" car?! Selfish is not acknowledging people have different interests, goals and accomplishments, regardless of whether they interest you or not.

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@ Hellion

HOW DARE YOU CALL THAT CHILD STUPID! NO CHILD ON THIS EARTH IS STUPID! THEY ARE ALL GIFTS FROM GOD NO MATTER WHAT AGE YOU HAD THEM! AND HOW IS WANTING TO POSE FOR SOME STUPID PHOTOS IN A STUPID YEARBOOK, THAT NO ONE WILL LOOK AT EXCEPT MAYBE ONCE OR TWICE, SELFISH! IT IS THE SCHOOL THAT IS DISCRIMINATING TOWARDS THIS GIRL! WE ARE SUPPOSED TO BE AN ACCEPTING SOCIETY, YET ALL OF YOU ARE JUDGING THIS GIRL ON A MISTAKE THAT HAPPENED. AND INSTEAD OF LEAVING THIS CHILD ON THE TAXPAYERS DOLLAR TO TAKE CARE OF, SHE IS MAKING SOMETHING OF HERSELF TO BETTER CARE FOR THIS CHILD! SO AGAIN I SAY HOW DARE YOU!

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Whether god planned this or not, she should be very proud of herself. She deserves to have her senior picture in the year book. She doesnt deserve it cause she is a teen mom but she deserves it cause she is a SENIOR. The school should just put up with it. Its not promotioning teen pregnancy. Its showing that look at the consciences of your actions. Just because teens have kids doesnt mean there promotioning teen pregnancy.

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I am a teen mom n i would of done what she did...dont let them try to change the pic....btw beautiful son

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@ nikki

You have made it extremely clear that teen pregnancy is a wonderful addition to life. Just look at your spelling and grammar.

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@ Lisa

Relax honey, this isn't English class.

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@ Lisa

@lisa what may I ask is wrong with her grammar ? she didn't capitalize the word I or that she abbreviated "picture" & "by the way" Maam this is the internet not English class. If you are so worried about the grammar posted then don't read it. I have no children and Im 23 but I have a few close friends that found themselves pregnant in high school and they're wonderful parents, have jobs, and go to school. You are just a judgmental prick ! Teen pregnancy is neither good nor bad ! It is something only the strongest teenagers can go through. Imagine the stresses of being a teen, classes, work, and having to raise a child!

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@ steph

Is my grammar correct oh-so-perfect one?

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Proud that she choose to stay in school after she choose to have sex KNOWING the risks of getting pregnant and then CHOOSE to have a baby out of wedlock, while a teenager, while living in her parents home, while in high school... SHE SHOULD BE PROUD, WTH!!!!!!!!!!!! NO she shouldn't be proud that she had sex and choose to have a baby and choose to keep it.... Should she be proud she graduated despite her placing all this unnecessary stress and strain on herself, HELL NO, SHE and the baby daddy did it to themselves.... She made poor choices that developed into a human being and she is dealing with the consequences.... Should her picture be banned, NO, but no her parents shouldn't say the school or anyone should be proud of her for accomplishing what thousands of teens do every damn year... She and baby daddy did this they made this choice, now they are dealing with the consequences..... We don't see anyone standing up for teens that come from single parent fmailies that have to work to help mom or dad support the family but they manage to graduate, where are their congrats, their 'you should be proud', THEY didn't make a choice to be in the situation they are in, they made a choice to DEAL with a situation that was given to them... SHE DID THIS TO HERSELF...

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@ SayWaht

Did it ever occur to you that she's proud of the child regardless if the circumstances weren't ideal?! Seems like there are alot of teens and young 20 somethings on here quick to cast the first stone- my best advice is wait a bit, experience more life, and mature because it's clear there are some very inexperienced immature posters on here that don't realize life is full of mistakes and it's how you react and learn from them that truly shows ones character. Until you're experienced enough with life adversities yourself, it's best to keep your mouths shut.

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@ SayWaht

you are a stupid person u shouldnt judge people only GOD can n fyi GOD planned everybodys life so how do u kno GOD didnt planned for her to have a baby bumbass ...if u knew or kno anythin most teens r parents cuz parents now dont talk bout sex n the consequences it causes.. n btw not evr teen mom finishes school...my advice to u to to stop judging people u ass

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@ nikki

Wow...did you actually read what you just wrote?

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I think that is crazy as h*ll...all over her posing w/ her child...I mean, who put the pic IN the book, they should look at that person, b/c all she did was send the pic in!! I'm sure they had a choice to NOT put it in their book. It's kids out here doing way worse activities, & that's what they need to focus on. It's actually "reality", so I hope she wins this case. Good luck!

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@ ThaTruth

My daughter was a teen mom and also graduated from high school. I don't think the baby should be in the picture. While I'm proud to say my daughter stayed in High school and graduated the year book is about the students not their children. This is pushing the envelope hopefully her child will graduate and have his or her picture in their own year book. Lets keep it real I never turned my back on my daughter but I would not promote the fact that she had a baby. I'm not ashamed of her either she did what she was suppose to do finish school and go on to college. Today's generation sometimes gets things clouded the school the world your parents not owe you a thing you made it harder for your self but keep it separate school is about the students not their life outside the school!!!

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@ ThaTruth

Wow, my parents didn't discuss sex with me and I managed to wait until I was married to get knocked up... It's not ignorance, and God didn't plan on her becoming a teen parent, that is the CHOICE she made.....

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@ SayWhat

And why are your sexual choices relevant to anyone but you? All people are different and should be afforded their own personal choices. No offense but please realize that marriage is not for everyone and not everyone feels the need to wait until marriage to have sex (that is not to say I promote teen sex). Some people are just so sheltered smh.

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@ ThaTruth

thats so true

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