Senior claims she was excluded from yearbook for wearing tux

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STOCKTON, Calif. -- A California teen was left out of her high school yearbook, a result of what she said was her choice to wear a tuxedo for her portrait.

According to FOX40, Crystal Cumplido, a student at Lincoln High School in California, said she opted to wear the suit because "that’s what I’m comfortable with."

But she was upset when she noticed her senior portrait missing from the school's yearbook.

“It’s like I didn’t even exist in Lincoln," Cumplido said.

She said talked to her assistant principal, who told her she was excluded for not following school rules regarding photos.

"He told me that I wasn’t following policy. That girls are supposed to wear the black, little shirt over whatever,” Cumplido told FOX40.

However the superintendent of the school, Tom Uslan, is taking Cumplido's side. "I believe that they have been wronged in this situation and we will do everything possible to protect this student," he told the station.

The superintendent added the school is now willing to republish the entire yearbook.

"It was an inexcusable error that is inconsistent with our school district policies," Uslan said.




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