Free Bird: Paper Publishes Photo of High Schoolers Making Obscene Gestures

By: An Ohio high school has disciplined four students it says made obscene hand gestures for a photo published in a newspaper.

The picture was taken during Friday night's homecoming ceremony for Chillicothe High School in southern Ohio. The Chillicothe Gazette said Wednesday the gesturing was not noticed until after the photo was printed in Saturday's paper.

High School Principal John Payne says the four senior boys embarrassed the school and their parents. The school's code of conduct calls for three days of in-school suspension for an obscene gesture.

The incident comes a few weeks after nine Upper Arlington High School football players in suburban Columbus had to sit out one game for making a similar gesture in a team poster.


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