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.
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?