Student denied diploma due to blowing kiss

United States
June 16, 2009 4:16pm CST
http://shrinkify.com/tbs this is nuts! this kid didnt get his diploma because he bowed and blew a kiss after going up on stage when his name was called! meanwhile not all the kids that threw beach balls around or at the speaker were punished and he never touched one! so many kids DONT graduate and here one does and something stupid ruins it.. if i was his parents i would be out for blood! do you think bowing and blowing a kiss was bad enough to deny some one their diploma at graduation? i mean if he was up there dancing or throwing things like the rest i could see but that?!?!
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23 responses
• United States
16 Jun 09
There is no legal way that this school can deny him the right to graduate due to him blowing a kiss. School had already been dismissed for the year, and he obviously had made grades good enough to earn a diploma. If I were his parents, I would have been on the phone right then and there with a lawyer. Let them deny MY child a diploma after 12 years of hard work!!
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@Cifer69 (187)
• Philippines
16 Jun 09
I agree with this and I shall make sure that school shall never see a new school year
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• United States
19 Jun 09
i hope they do! its insane how they have treated him
• United States
16 Jun 09
Ok I agree with you! I think that is nuts. I thought that a school could not hold you diploma unless you owed money or somthing. Tha is not fair at all. Nothing like this better happen to any child of mine i would raise hell or high water. Kids work hard to get to the point in life. And who dose not like to have fun on graduation day you maid it. I mean Its a big deal.
@Cifer69 (187)
• Philippines
16 Jun 09
I agree
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• United States
19 Jun 09
yeah it should be a huge happy deal not something dampered with stupid reasons
@Cifer69 (187)
• Philippines
16 Jun 09
WHAT!!! that is crazy!! NO SCHOOL HAS THE RIGHT TO DO THAT WITH ONLY THAT ACTION AS A BASIS!!. the parents should sue the school!
• United States
19 Jun 09
i hope they do!
@lulu1220 (1010)
• United States
16 Jun 09
I just read this post and said "What?" out loud. I think the bow and blown kiss is a sweet gesture. This only makes the school look like the bad guy. If this happened to my child, the school will regret they day they messed with me.
• United States
19 Jun 09
yeah i know i think its sweet and touching gesture
@dodo19 (33326)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
16 Jun 09
I don't know about you guys, but I don't know of any law or any school rule, which says that graduates cannot bow and blow a kiss when their name is called. I find it ridiculous. I mean, there are definitely worse things that this student could have done. All that work, he's about to graduate, he's a step away from his diploma, and they deny him his diploma. It must have been just awful to do all that work and not be able to get his diploma and graduate.
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• United States
19 Jun 09
i know my hubby said his school had a rule to only walk up there and then get your diploma and then leave but that his whole class showboated but no one minded.. everyone was just happy they made it!
@ds6413 (2073)
• United States
16 Jun 09
Hello moonlitmagikchild, yes that was crazy. I would have an attorney present and I would demand to get the diploma or the attorney could make the demands. That is just not right after all it was to his mother and she might have been the reason he finished school.
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• United States
19 Jun 09
yeah no kidding! some kids dont even wanna claim their parents and this one is proud and proud of his parents and happy and he gets punished for it
• United States
17 Jun 09
This is absolutely ridiculous. These schoold are being far too harsh over nothing. That kid worked and earned that diploma. They have absolutely no right to take it away. I'm tired of hearing about schools doing these things. Graduation should be fun. These kids earned it and want to celebrate. There should still be rules, no breaking any laws or anything, but they can at least allow them a little bit of joy. It is their honor not the school's.
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• Malaysia
17 Jun 09
Its stupid. I think the kid deserves to enjoy his limelight of the day.
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@kprofgames (3103)
• United States
17 Jun 09
So some kids throw a beachball and she takes it out on one person? I say this goes higher than the school board - this should go right to the board of education! They can't legall do that and honestly this sup needs her head examed if she things that she has that much power. I hope the start a petition to get her removed. Someone that power hungry shouldn't be in that kind of position. It's graduation for crying out loud!
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• United States
18 Jun 09
I tagged back up with this and found a link that the school said he will receive his diploma, but I still agree with the mother here. It's a one time thing, like a birth or wedding. You don't ever get that day back. I think he and the family are owed an apology.
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• United States
19 Jun 09
yeah a HUGE PUBLIC apology!
• Philippines
17 Jun 09
Good day... I can't believe that a child or student be denied of his hard earned diploma for such a very minute and I mean very minute incident, if one can call that a incident. How inconsiderable and pathetic those people who decide on doing that. Yes if I'm the parent of that kid I would be out for blood. Graduation is one of the few events in a person's life that one can be proud of and truly be happy and just for that incident they decided to deny that to this kid.
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• United States
19 Jun 09
yep all that work and then to be treated like that!!
• Philippines
17 Jun 09
With this situation though, I can't decide if I will be happy, or if it is funny or just absurd. I mean, are most of the academe people really this uptight? This kinda strange though. Really strange indeed.
• United States
19 Jun 09
i hope they arent all this uptight lol
@uath13 (8207)
• United States
17 Jun 09
I'd have been on that stage right then... There's no way they'd be denying my kids a hard earned diploma for something so trivial as that.
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• United States
19 Jun 09
i dont see how his parents didnt go @pe sh!t on them! i would have
• Canada
17 Jun 09
That is absolutely unbelieveable! And since he was already up there on stage, I'd love to know exactly what the scene was like when they denyed him his diploma. What the heck? That's just nuts! I think that the other clowns you mentioned should have been the ones denied their diploma, not the kiss blower.
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• United States
19 Jun 09
yeah i know!! i mean if the balls did hit people that could be considered assault yet he gets into trouble!
@saundyl (9690)
• Canada
18 Jun 09
OMG if i were his parents id be so mad at the school. Blowing a kiss isnt wrong - people teach their kids as babies to blow kisses all of a sudden its BAD??? how can it be any worse than throwing balls and dancing around like the rest? I'd be sooo mad!
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@tundeemma (896)
• South Africa
17 Jun 09
that israther ridiculous and strange , there are some students that smoke and they never get denied of their diploma certificates why then would a student be denied a diploma because he blew a kiss, that is somehow strange, education should be strciter and not be based on some flimsy and ridiculous excuses
• Philippines
17 Jun 09
I also have read that news earlier. Yes it really sounds stupid that the school denied his diploma just for that simple reason which is not quite legal to me. If I would be the parent of that student, I would be making a complaint for that.
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@cher913 (25890)
• Canada
17 Jun 09
the parents should complain to the board of education to see what will become of this. i agree with everyone else, i dont think the school had the right to do this. it seems sorta crazy...zero tollerance gone mad.
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@Philbo (579)
• Canada
17 Jun 09
Time to get legal help. As a parent I would not stand for that. I would say that was very poor judgment on the part of the school. There are other ways to deal with graduation getting a little out of control. How about just hold up proceedings until everything settles down. Scapegoating some kid to end it really was stupid.
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@nancyrowina (3850)
17 Jun 09
That's ridiculous, it's no different to waving to your parents I'm sure loads of kids must do similar things. it sounds like things were getting out of control so they did this to make an example of the boy hoping the other kids would calm down. It's unfair and the school will have to relent and give his diploma.
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• United States
17 Jun 09
this is really atrocious . its a feel of getting diploma after all putting there hard work to get the certificate and while announcing the name of the kid due to excitement and happiness its common that they react and show such reactions on the stage . the crowd is just to encourage the kid . this is really stupid to deny the diploma due to blowing kiss ...
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