A high school senior is facing suspension for posting a selfie she took with a dead body to Instagram.
Earlier this month, a senior biology class at Clements High School in Limestone, County took a field trip to the University of Alabama Birmingham's biology department, where they learned about the school's anatomical donor program.
The field trip apparently included a trip to the morgue, where students were able to see donated cadavers still covered in their sheets. One student, though, quickly removed a sheet, struck a pose, and took a photo of herself with the cadaver. Then she posted it to Instagram.
As you might imagine, one of her classmates was disturbed by the post and reported it to her sister, who contacted school officials and Huntsville's WHNT. The same classmate also grabbed a screengrab of the selfie.
"We were notified via email this morning from a parent that this incident had occurred," Karen Tucker, the Limestone County School Board Director of Public Relations and Technology, told WHNT. "We are speaking to the University of Alabama Birmingham, they are understandably upset with this incident and we want to preserve our relationship with the university."
The university also released a statement:
"A student was made explicitly aware of these policies and breached them. This kind of disrespect is unacceptable and very disappointing. We will review our processes to ensure this does not happen again."
Officials at Clements High are reportedly still "deciding on the discipline that will occur."
[h/t Daily Dot]