Yearbook tribute for Lincoln student killed in crash creates controversy

Posted at 10:45 PM, May 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-24 15:30:02-04

A yearbook tribute for a Lincoln student who died is creating some controversy.

A student group at Irving Middle School dedicated a couple of pages of their yearbook to honor 8th grader Taylor Miller, who died in a car accident last fall, but the move is against school policy.

The publishing company already printed the yearbooks.

Now the school is having new ones printed, without the memorial.

"Knowing that she's not going to be in the yearbook and that she's not going to be remembered, it hurt a lot," said Lilyan Lam, student at Irving Middle School.

"It was an error that had happened and we have been and continue to work on correcting it. And, you know, work toward something like that so it does not happened again," said an official with the district.

A past school yearbook included a memorial for a coach who passed away but it was before Lincoln Public Schools changed a policy in 2015 that no longer allows them.