Have you seen this story? Basically a high school senior was denied his diploma at graduation because he waved and blew kisses to his mom as he approached the stage.
I can see both sides of the story in a way, but the zero tolerance policy of these schools are ridiculous. Instead of thinking through a situation, they follow black and white rules that require no thought on the part of the administration.
From what I read in the article, a few kids were being rambunctious and unruly. Yeah, make those kids leave. Tossing a beach ball is not a big deal, in fact, if I were the administration, I would have encouraged it before the ceremony to get the silliness out before the main ceremony.
I have been to a couple of high school graduations and over the years, parents gets all loud and whoop whoop when their kids crosses the stage. It IS obnoxious and it is embarrassing for the kid.
However, what Justin Denney did was bow and blow a kiss. It is not like he did cartwheels up to the stage, flip someone off, or anything like that.
I remember when I was in high school twenty years ago and we had our graduation, we were told not to throw hats, show emotion – like hug friends. Once the ceremony was over, we did it anyway.
What is going on in our government schools? Funny how all these zero tolerance and the not hugging/kissing/celebrating policies have popped up over the years. To quote Dr. Phil, “How’s that working for you?”
Makes me want to homeschool.