Girl in yearbook controversy speaks on Fly 92.3

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Updated: 6/16/2011 6:52 pm
Just one day after releasing a statement to the media saying she felt the story was over, Maya Kurchner walked into the Fly 92.3 studios in Latham to tell listeners how she felt when she discovered her teeth had been yellowed in her senior yearbook.

"My best friend and I were initially hysterically laughing," she says. "We were like no, this can't be. And then it hit me like wait, this is my senior picture. So then I started freaking out."

Is it just a printing error or is someone out to get Kurchner? She told morning disc jockeys Brian Cody and Chrissy Cavotta she thinks it's a prank, but she says she has no idea who could be behind it. Regardless, she says once they're found, the person needs to be punished.

"I believe they shouldn't be able to walk across the stage," Kurchner says. "I mean what they did was public humiliation."

Now, at the request of the school district, the Saratoga Police Department is on the case. Evidence already on hand - errors on other parts of the yearbook, including a quote printed across pictures and a capitalization error on the spine of the book.

In the meantime, school officials cut the picture out of the yearbook before distributing it and the publisher will be reissuing all students new yearbooks with the picture fixed.

"I definitely appreciate all the school is doing," Kurchner says. "I think they tried to make it right so I can definitely appreciate that."
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