WILSON, N.C. — A North Carolina family said their son was bullied by a post in his yearbook, and they want to know why.
WTVD-TV reported that Tyler Miller started the year at James Hunt High School in Wilson. The freshman student said he is angry and saddened by something printed in the school’s yearbook.
In the yearbook, a question was asked to several students: “If you could change one thing about school what would it be?”
The yearbook printed the answers of five different students. One of the answers was “Tyler Miller.”
Miller said the answer is next to one of the boys he says bullied him.
“His self-esteem and image just flattened,” said Miller’s mother, Stephanie. “He couldn’t take it anymore.”
Stephanie pulled Tyler out of the school and homeschooled him for the rest of the year.
“How could it get through administrators,” said Tyler. “They got to look through it to make sure everything looks right, and no misspellings, but it still got through somehow.”
Tyler’s mom doesn’t think it was a mistake.
“I don’t see how it could have slipped through being they took his picture completely out of alphabetical order and put him in the spot where that comment about himself is directly up under it,” said Stephanie.
As for the school, a representative said it’s an unfortunate mistake and they regret this error. She said during the layout process Tyler’s name was accidently left in the text box and that’s not the answer that was given.
As for how Tyler’s name was also out of alphabetical order and his picture was placed above the comment, she said that was also a mistake. She says they’re reaching out to Tyler’s mother to see what can be done.
As for Tyler, while he’s hurt, and doesn’t want the yearbook that he paid $80 for, he hopes people realize the consequences for their actions.