High School Graduation Follies: The Attack Of The Puny Brains
What is it about becoming a high school administrator that immediately drops your IQ by 100 points?
In Wisconsin, we've recently had more than our share of bonehead graduation decisions by local educrats. Still, the case of the Arrowhead Nine pales in comparison to the plight of Justin Denney, a senior at Bonny Eagle High School in Portland, Maine.
When his name was called during the graduation ceremony last weekend, he bowed to the audience, blew a kiss to his family and pulled out a necklace he had received for winning a track meet. A video of his conduct is available here.
When he crossed the stage, the School Superintendent Suzanne Lukas refused to give him his diploma and told him to return to his seat. She apparently told Justin that "there's no fooling around up here". Students are warned in advance that there will be consequences for "misbehavior".
Justin's parents are understandably upset that their son was denied a diploma. The school district isn't returning calls.
Later today, we'll discuss whether this young man crossed the line of appropriate conduct or was the victim of an attack by the puny brains?