Skip to comments.Diploma Denied To Student Who Bowed, Blew Kiss To Family
Posted on 06/16/2009 12:36:51 PM PDT by rawhide
Justin Denney's family watched on as he ascended the Cumberland County Civic Center stage during graduation Friday night to accept his diploma, but the superintendent told him to return to his seat
Mary Denney said she can't believe how her son's taking a bow and blowing a kiss on stage was grounds for the superintendent to withhold his diploma.
"I'm like, 'Did she not hand him his diploma?' I'm like, 'What's going on?'" Mary Denney said.
She said she and Justin both signed a code of conduct regarding the graduation when she picked up graduation tickets on Friday, she doesn't think he violated it.
"There was no misbehavior. Showboating is not misbehavior," Mary Denney said. "A bow, a kiss to your mom is not misbehavior. There was no need of my son not getting his diploma."
Before the school began handing out diplomas, some students pulled out beach balls.
While in his seat or waiting in line for his diploma, Justin Denney never touched a beach ball. After his name was called, he took a bow, blew a kiss to his family and pointed to friends, but he didn't get his diploma, leaving a whole family in disbelief.
"I said, 'What did she ask you?' And, he goes, 'She said, 'There's no fooling around up here,'' and he just kind of looked at her because he wasn't fooling around. He didn't consider that fooling around or misbehaving in any sense of the word, and she goes, 'Why do you feel you deserve your diploma?' He goes, 'Because I worked hard and I earned it,' and she goes, 'No go take your seat,'" Mary Denney said.
The crowd booed, but Justin Denney still doesn't have his diploma. Now, his mother wants her son to get what he's worked so hard for.
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Either way that’s not a manly thing to do.
Just tell them he was emulating Obammy
What a little smart-ass that kid was...kind of reminds me of me...
What did the code of conduct say? A worthwhile reporter would have considered that minor little detail worth including in the article.
If the signed code of conduct lists "showboating" or some similar term, then it would be a violation of the signed agreement.
You can be sure if he a big O button on his gown he would have gotten his diploma no matter his bow to his family.
“Zero tolerance” means lack of thought on one persons part or someone who wants to make a blanket decision, and does no think of the unintended consequences. This happen to the dean at a large school in Indiana when the student body stud up and booed the deans kids when she went to get her diploma!! Poor Kid but her dad had to keep the diploma because he made the decision.
If they cannot speak any more eloquently than saying, “he goes...” and “she goes....” to describe the conversation, perhaps both the mother and son could use a little more education before graduating.
Tell this superintendent to take the stupid piece of paper diploma and put it some place that would get me banned for posting here.
Left wing government-school control-freak shariah.
How dare he?
He got a good lesson. He is not free and learned early you must bow to authority at every point in life. Leaving High School does not mean you are free of over rule its the beginning.
These are the kind of people educating your kids.
Get your kids out of public school.
This is just a piece of paper.
I remember when I was in senior year in HS, I went to college before I graduated, what would have been my final semester in the spring. I was “allowed” to go because I had all of my credits, but technically I was not really graduated UNTIL the “ceremony” was performed in June. I did not go. I never bothered with the piece of paper.
...””I said, ‘What did she ask you?’ And, he goes, ‘She said, ‘There’s no fooling around up here,’’ and he just kind of looked at her because he wasn’t fooling around. He didn’t consider that fooling around or misbehaving in any sense of the word, and she goes, ‘Why do you feel you deserve your diploma?’ He goes, ‘Because I worked hard and I earned it,’ and she goes, ‘No go take your seat,’” Mary Denney said.”...
Note the way she talks - “she goes”, “he goes”, “she goes”. What a dunce. Besides, they signed an agreement but now his mother does not want to honor it. Wrong lesson, lady. Undoubtedly an Obama voter, who has bred more Obama voters.
That sounds pretty stupid.
I bet that lady runs an HOA too.
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