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Jun172011

Porn Prompts School Yearbook Recall

Brand X Pictures/Thinkstock(BIG BEAR CITY, Calif.) -- Yearbooks are supposed to house happy high school memories, not child pornography. But that's what officials believe they found amid the annual photos of Big Bear High School students.

"It appeared the male's hand was under the woman's clothing," San Bernardino County Sheriff spokesperson Cindy Bachman told ABC News.

On page 85, a photo of a school dance at the school in Big Bear Lake, Calif., shows a 15-year-old girl and a 17-year-old boy who appear to be engaged in a sex act that may have involved penetration.

The school and San Bernardino County detectives began recalling the yearbooks Tuesday and cutting out the picture. The school also offered to reimburse students if they choose to return the yearbook.

Bear Valley Unified School District issued a statement saying: "It was discovered that a background of one of the pictures contained material that was inappropriate. School and district administration are conducting an investigation into the matter and will take appropriate action based on their finding."

Child pornography is "the visual depiction of a person under the age of 18 engaged in sexually explicit conduct" according to federal law.

Most of the students have returned the yearbook for editing.

The Bear Valley School District declined further comment.

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio

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