Arnold’s Love Child — MISSING from Graduation

Filed under: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mildred Patricia Baena, Schwarzenegger Scandal

Arnold Schwarzenegger‘s love child was conspicuously absent from his own middle school graduation on Friday — and we’re told, it’s all because his family wanted to protect him.

Sources close to Mildred Baena tell TMZ, she pulled her 14-year-old son out of school last month — soon after the story broke that Arnold was his real father.

According to sources, photographers had started to camp outside the Bakersfield middle school where Arnold’s son was a student — and Mildred decided to yank him out … to protect him from the media.

His graduation ceremony took place Friday morning — and his name was even on the program — but we’re told he wasn’t present … because the family didn’t want him parading around in public.

We’re told the family desperately wants the whole scandal to blow over ASAP — so their lives can return to normal.