NM School Takes Over Pubs Following Lesbian Photo

Some educators in Clovis, New Mexico, seriously lack backbone.

The area’s main high school came under fire four months ago after the student-run yearbook, the Plainsman, included pictures of a lesbian duo in a round up of the campus’ cutest couple. Buckling under pressure from angry locals – or is it yokels? – the school board has decided to take complete control of the district’s student-driven publications:

The board voted 3-2 to pass the new publications code Tuesday. The code also gives school principals authority to review students’ work before publication.

Clovis Municipal School District Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm said the school district’s previous publications code did not allow principals to review student publications.

Under the code, students can appeal a decision regarding content. The board of education will have the final say in the appeals process.

Oh, that’s promising!