An Alabama high school student is in trouble today after she posted a selfie with a cadaver to Instagram. The photo, which has since been deleted, was taken after her school class toured the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s biology department.
The fact that cameras and cell phones were not allowed in the cadaver area did not dissuade the high school senior from snagging a smiling photo with the corpse.
A rep from the UAB said:
“Tours of our facilities to introduce students – primarily high school seniors – to the teaching and research we do, play an important role in educating future scientists and doctors. Our policies require discretion and respect in our human anatomy facilities. No phones are allowed, no photos are to be taken, and faces of cadavers are covered. A student was made explicitly aware of these policies and breached them. This kind of disrespect is unacceptable and very disappointing. We will review our processes to ensure this does not happen again.”
This effectively one-ups the “selfies at funerals” trend. Your move, necrophiliacs.
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