ACLU Says Amador Valley High Violating Free Speech Over Yearbook Photo Ban

The school administration says the photo violates school policy.

Amador Valley High senior Kenton Koos' graduation picture will not be appearing in the Amador Valley High School yearbook.

According to an article in the Contra Costa Times, Koos decided to deviate from the standard yearbook photo and sport a temporary tribal tattoo and nose ring for his photo.

Although it was meant to be funny,  school administrators decided to nix the picture.

The article says that ACLU attorney Linda Lye calls the ban a "blatant violation" of a provision in the state's Education Code which protects freedom of speech in school publications.

According to the Amador Valley Sports website, Koos is a lacrosse player.

What do you think about the decision to not run that photo in the yearbook? Tell us in the comments section below.

Shannon December 07, 2012 at 06:49 AM
Well said Mike!
Shannon December 07, 2012 at 06:57 AM
Ha Ha! Good point...
anon December 11, 2012 at 06:08 PM
or his mug shot
anon December 11, 2012 at 09:43 PM
yes now they have to worry about his drug problems..
John Loundagin December 15, 2012 at 04:52 AM
So, because money is tight, everyone should just pipe down? REALLY? Amador should have just let the kid's stupid prank go. The Kid is really the one who'll need to live it down for the rest of his life. Truly, AVHS is the one who "went there". Sorry, MIP, you've got no case!


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