Student Banned From High School Yearbook For Making Funny Face

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A Texas teen with a sense of humor had her picture removed from the high school yearbook for making a funny face for the camera.

Fifteen-year-old Charlie Patton of San Antonio, Texas, mugged for her fellow students on picture day to get them to smile just before her own photograph was taken at for the James Madison High School yearbook, reports news station KENS 5.

The photographer hesitated for a minute when she saw Patton's goofy grin, but the teen gave her permission to snap the shutter. Patton's mother was also present for picture day, and gave her daughter the go-ahead.

"The camera girl looked at my mom and said, 'You alright with that, mom?,'" Patton tells the station. "My mom said, 'Sure, of course.'"

School officials were less amused, and yanked Patton's photo from the yearbook. They even compared her facial expression to a gang sign. A statement released to KENS 5 reads: "Since the yearbook represents the school and the students, the goal is to have every student presented in the best light... Students who make inappropriate faces or gestures or who do not follow the school dress code in their yearbook photos are asked to retake their photo free of charge."

Despite the kerfuffle over her silly face, Patton wears the photograph on her school ID around her neck and also has a T-shirt featuring the snapshot, which she also wears to school.

Patton claims she was never offered a chance for a second photograph.

"It's almost like they are deleting me from James Madison High School," she tells KENS 5.

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