High school says there’s a good reason why teen’s yearbook photo was rejected

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DERRY, Pennsylvania–The mother of a western Pennsylvania high school student says a yearbook photo of her holding a bow was rejected because officials consider it a weapon.

Lisa Bihon tells WTAE-TV her daughter Jordyn Bihon loves archery and wanted to submit a photo that her sister took of her holding a bow with no arrow to the yearbook. It was for the “Ads for Grads” classified section of Derry High School’s yearbook.


The photo shows the girl’s face through the sight on the bow. Her mother says a teacher told her Tuesday they can’t use it.

Derry Area Superintendent Cheryl Waters says photos of students holding weapons aren’t allowed. Bihon says a photo was published in the 2011 yearbook of a girl holding a bow, but it wasn’t facing the lens.

Bihon tells WPXI, she didn’t think the photo would get the response that it got. “She’s been doing it since she could walk. Her and her dad hunt. She’s an avid hunter. She hunts deer, and it’s the only sport she does.”

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