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A Very Costly Kiss: Senior Denied Diploma
« on: June 19, 2009, 04:52:52 PM »

A Very Costly Kiss: Senior Denied Diploma
by Mike Krumboltz

For teens, there is no greater joy than graduating high school. Shaking off the shackles of education and claiming that hard-fought diploma is truly an epic day. Unfortunately, for several students at Bonny Eagle High School in Maine, their natural exuberance has led to some surprisingly serious problems.

On Friday night, when the senior class was waiting to graduate, excitement began to grow. Students bounced a large inflatable rubber duck. The noise level rose. And then came "the kiss." When called, one student walked on stage to receive his diploma and blew a kiss to his family. The school administrator, clearly not the sentimental sort, sent the student back to his seat ... sans diploma.

The seemingly harsh punishment has sent the Web all aflutter. Searches on "student denied diploma" and "bonny eagle high school" are both through the roof. Additionally, blogs and news papers are chiming in with opinions on whether or not the administration overreacted. The student's mother has given interviews and is quite upset at her son's treatment. According to an article from Fox News the outraged mother said, "A bow, a kiss to your mom is not misbehavior."

But the administrators feel they were just enforcing the rules that students agreed to. At a meeting following the debacle, school superintendent Suzanne Lukas said that "if a student doesn't adhere to the expectations, then the consequences are clearly spelled out."

This isn't the first time that rambunctious (dare we say "fun"?) behavior affected a graduation ceremony at Bonny Eagle. "Four years ago we had some issues with silly string and beach balls," said Lukas.

This is just Typical "Zero Intelligence" policy BS. >:( >:(
 There has been so much outrage on this that their servers have crashed!

The only way I would have agreed with the administrator is if the kid turned around, dropped his pants and blew a kiss from that end.  He absolutely did nothing wrong..
 What is happening with people?? Is everyone that has a teeny bit of authority going crazy?

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Bonny Eagle High School
700 Saco Road
Standish, ME 04084
207 - 929 - 3840
Principal, Beth Schultz

Assistant Principal,
Lori Napolitano

Assistant Principal,
Kevin Harrington

Assistant Principal/
Activities Director,
Mike LeGage

Central Office
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 38, Bar Mills, ME 04004
Address: 100 Main Street Buxton, Maine 04093 929-3831
Superintendent of Schools Suzanne Lukas, 929-9108
Assistant Superintendent of Schools Carol Weeks, 929-9101
Assistant Superintendent of Finance and Operations Rick Matthews, 929-9146

all numbers are 207 area code.

I'm going to let them know what I think of their stupidity.
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