Big Bear High School logoBig Bear, CA, June 15, 2011, 8:00am –  In a press release issued on June 14th by Tim Larson, Director of Personnel and Education Services for the Bear Valley Unified School District, the school and district administration are conducting an investigation in trying to determine how an inappropriate picture came to be published in the yearbook for the Big Bear High School class of 2011.  As previously broadcast on Kbear, high school administration began distribution of yearbooks late last week when it was discovered that the background of one of the pictures contained material that was inappropriate and not representative of Big Bear High School.  As soon as the oversight was noticed, distribution of the yearbooks stopped immediately Friday afternoon.  Administration and five employees of the District initiated a recall of the yearbooks making phone calls Friday evening and Saturday to the students who had already picked up their yearbooks in an effort to retrieve all distributed yearbooks.  According to Mike Ghelber, Big Bear High School Principal, students are being strongly encouraged to return their yearbook to office staff at the high school.  A replacement page has been approved and is on order.  Students, at this time, have been given two options.  One option is to surrender the yearbook to staff until the replacement page is available or students can also choose to have that one photo cut out of their yearbook.  This option would still allow for students to receive signatures and greetings from their fellow classmates.  Once the replacement page is printed, every student who purchased a yearbook will receive one.  Mr.Ghelber adds that this has been an unfortunate event and the school staff is working diligently to resolve the issue. Upon completion of the investigation, appropriate action will be taken based on their findings