A Kentucky teenhas been expelled from her school after a photo of her 15th birthday celebration was shared on social media.
The celebratory photo captured Kayla Kenney — who was wearing a rainbow shirt, and smiling in front of a colorful cake — at a local restaurant, where she’d gone with her family to celebrate.
“She was happy, she looked beautiful,” Kenney’s mother, Kimberly Alford, told local news station WAVE 3. “You know, of course as a mom, I took her picture of her blowing out her candles and I posted that on my Facebook page.”
The moment was a cause of glowing smiles for some, but gloomy frowns for others.
The picture caught the attention of administrators of Kenney’s private school, the Whitfield Academy, who found no reason to celebrate with the teen. In fact, they called the image just the latest incident in two years’ worth of the student’s “lifestyle violations.”