Sheridan Students Say School Cuts Gay Student Profile From Yearbook

Published 03/14 2014 09:42PM

Updated 03/14 2014 09:46PM

SHERIDAN, AR -- A Sheridan High School student says administrators pulled her yearbook article about an openly gay teenager.

The article featured 17-year-old Taylor Ellis.

He came out on social media last year.

When a student yearbook staffer approached him about sharing his story, Ellis thought it would be a great idea.

After it was written though, Ellis says the principal told him it could cause problems with bullying.

Ellis told KARK 4 News, "And I kind of take offense from it because I don't see any reason why it shouldn't be in the yearbook at all."

We tried to reach Sheridan Schools superintendent, but she never returned our calls.

Ellis' story wasn't the only one removed from the yearbook.

The yearbook's assistant editor told us administrators decided to leave out all six student profiles this year.

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