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From NYDailyNews.com, May 3:

A North Carolina high school banned a student mom from holding her baby son in her yearbook photo over fears it would promote teen pregnancy.

Teachers at Wheatmore High School said a picture of Caitlin Tiller, 17, holding 1-year-old son Leland would sent the wrong message to other pupils.

And so they refused to print the picture in the yearbook.

This was despite the fact that staff asked students to bring along items to help make their photos more personal.

Tiller, who gave birth to Leland in April of her junior year, thought he would be the perfect prop.

She said he inspired her to graduate early to then go on to college — and that she was proud of her decision to have him and continue her studies.

“He helped me get to where I am today. I wouldn’t be the person I am today without him,” she told WGHP.

But last month she was told the picture had been removed from the book. And so Tiller said she would rather her space run blank than have a photo without her son.

“She took responsibility. They should be proud students are willing to stay in school graduate and make something of themselves and not try and hide it,” her mom Karen Morgan said.

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