BIG BEAR LAKE (CBS) — Detectives have been demanding that students at a SoCal high school turn in their yearbooks after a photo was found inside showing two students in a sexually compromising position, according to authorities.
The photo in question was taken at a Big Bear High School dance. Nothing immediately comes across as illicit in the foreground. But when the eye wanders one can spot two students possibly engaged in a sex act.
Authorities say the photo shows a 17-year-old boy’s hand inside the clothing of a 15-year-old girl in a way that suggests sexual penetration.
“It’s been a bit of a school scandal,” said Mitchel Thomas, a student at Big Bear High School. “There was a guy and a girl. The guy had his hands up her skirt…it was not the best picture in the world. I don’t know how it got by the yearbook team.”
San Bernardino County investigators were notified Tuesday and Big Bear High School employees and detectives began collecting the yearbooks in the mountain community at Big Bear Lake, 70 miles east of Los Angeles.
It went unnoticed by the yearbook adviser.
Investigators say the two students were easy to overlook in the photo and it wasn’t until the yearbooks were printed that students brought the shocking misprint to the school’s attention.
Authorities said no one has been arrested but they released no other information on the boy and girl.
Most students have returned the yearbooks for editing, which involves covering the suspect photo with another page or another photograph.
Detectives were contacting students who haven’t turned in yearbooks with a warning they could face a charge of possessing child porn.