A Teenager’s Petition Asking His School To Let Him Use This Laser Cat Yearbook Photo
Draven Rodriguez is a senior at Schenectady High School in New York, and he recently decided to take his own yearbook photos, featuring his cat, Mr. Bugglesworth.
Rodriguez then made an online petition asking his school to let him use one of his laser cat pictures as his yearbook photo.
"Hi all. This is my photo that should be going into the yearbook, but we know how finicky the school systems can be. I’m hoping that with enough signatures, my school simply can’t turn this down.
Edit: To clarify, the school HAS NOT YET DECLINED this photo. This is my pre-emptive strike just in case such a thing were to happen. I wanted as many backers as possible before the deadline of September 15th."
As Rodriguez’s photos spread around the internet, his school was forced to respond. A spokesperson for the high school said the photos couldn’t be his official photo, but could be included in the yearbook.
Rodriguez did take a backup portrait just in case. It’s a normal photo, but he’s wearing a pin on his lapel that has Mr. Bugglesworth’s face on it.