A Stockton high school senior’s portrait was removed from her yearbook because she wore a tuxedo instead of a dress.
Crystal Cumplido is a senior at Lincoln High School, and like other students preparing for graduation, she was excited to sit down for her last yearbook portrait.
Cumplido wore a black suit, white shirt and red bow tie, and a large, bright smile.
She told FOX 40 she was comfortable in the suit.
But when she finally got a copy of her yearbook, Cumplido noticed her portrait was missing. She was upset.
“It’s like I didn’t even exist in Lincoln,” she told the Sacramento news station.
Demanding answers, she confronted school officials, who reportedly told her the portrait was removed because of the dress policy requiring girls to wear specific clothing.
Now Cumplido is requesting the school republish the high school yearbook to include her portrait.
School district officials told FOX 40 they were wrong and are hoping to make it up to Cumplido.
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