Teen's diploma withheld for cursing

Teen's diploma withheld for cursing

There are 198 comments on the WISH-TV Indianapolis story from Aug 21, 2012, titled Teen's diploma withheld for cursing. In it, WISH-TV Indianapolis reports that:

The father of a central Oklahoma high school valedictorian said Monday his daughter's diploma has been withheld because she used a curse word during her graduation speech.

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Silver7

Melrose Park, IL

#21 Aug 21, 2012
She said, "hell."

The principle is nuts and should be reviewed. He had to know this would draw more attention to the word than just letting it go.
Dean Wormer

Buffalo, NY

#22 Aug 21, 2012
MR. BLUTARSKY zero point zero ...
Dr Stinko

Hampton, VA

#23 Aug 22, 2012
Fkn yakshit!!!
Go Blue

Miami, FL

#24 Aug 22, 2012
Turns out she is wiser, than the school administration.....Fire the principal....

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#25 Aug 22, 2012
so little Johnnie how do you like big sister's school ? "HOW IN THE HELL DO I KNOW YET"

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#26 Aug 22, 2012
Alice go clean your room... THE HELL I WILL

bet the rules are different in your home
Go Blue

Miami, FL

#27 Aug 22, 2012
tallyho wrote:
Alice go clean your room... THE HELL I WILL
bet the rules are different in your home
Pretty sad, when you consider all the kids, her age that have fought and died for this country....in order to protect her right of free speech.....

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Homefries

#28 Aug 22, 2012
Oh man, she should be flogged in public.

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#29 Aug 22, 2012
Go Blue wrote:
<quoted text>Pretty sad, when you consider all the kids, her age that have fought and died for this country....in order to protect her right of free speech.....
speeches and contents are two different spheres ...

a right of passage is something we earn .. respect is also free speech

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#30 Aug 22, 2012
do you always bring an alarm clock to a funeral ??
Concerned

United States

#31 Aug 22, 2012
tallyho wrote:
do you always bring an alarm clock to a funeral ??
do you always act stupid when you forget to take your meds.

rebecca in conyers

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#32 Aug 22, 2012
I think the principle is a bit over the top on this. To with hold a diploma over such a minor offense shows what a control freak he is.
He's making himself look bad.
Look at her average, not like she's a slacker.

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#33 Aug 22, 2012
Concerned wrote:
<quoted text>do you always act stupid when you forget to take your meds.
only when you post gena

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#34 Aug 22, 2012
rebecca in conyers wrote:
I think the principle is a bit over the top on this. To with hold a diploma over such a minor offense shows what a control freak he is.
He's making himself look bad.
Look at her average, not like she's a slacker.
he is making a school look like one an institution of learning

not a playground

rebecca in conyers

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#35 Aug 22, 2012
tallyho wrote:
<quoted text>
he is making a school look like one an institution of learning
not a playground
True, but the kid really didn't let go a live 'f' bomb.
She use it when answering a question, casual talk, not like she told the principle to go to hell. I think is was a slip, not intentional.
The principle should be smart enough to see the difference.
JMO

Since: Jul 12

Oklahoma City, OK

#36 Aug 22, 2012
tallyho wrote:
<quoted text>
he is making a school look like one an institution of learning
not a playground
Really though, withholding a diploma for that is borderline red books and pledging to Chairman Mao.

There's a point in education where you have to just live and let live, but Colleges aren't pleased enough trying to indebt students, they have to discipline them for practicing freedom of the mind as well.

http://www.cracked.com/article_19849_5-infuri...

Seen above: an entire article that pits me against them.

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#37 Aug 22, 2012
rebecca in conyers wrote:
<quoted text>
True, but the kid really didn't let go a live 'f' bomb.
She use it when answering a question, casual talk, not like she told the principle to go to hell. I think is was a slip, not intentional.
The principle should be smart enough to see the difference.
JMO
don't know wasn't there .. but if you told your molly to be in at 10:00 but came home at 10:15 and you said Ok then 10:30 should be ok as well ... I believe the lesson here is called responsibility ..manners and common courtesy , she isn't addressing a family but all walks of life .. let the schools teach

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#38 Aug 22, 2012
Since when is hell a swear word,it's in the bible

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#39 Aug 22, 2012
DistinctlyOK wrote:
<quoted text>
Really though, withholding a diploma for that is borderline red books and pledging to Chairman Mao.
There's a point in education where you have to just live and let live, but Colleges aren't pleased enough trying to indebt students, they have to discipline them for practicing freedom of the mind as well.
http://www.cracked.com/article_19849_5-infuri...
Seen above: an entire article that pits me against them.
you draw a line well if you bend the line , then pick the line up . is it less of a crime to be shot once than six times

this isn't a school yard play this is a ritual

A ritual is a set of actions, performed mainly for their symbolic value. It may be prescribed by the traditions of a community

Since: Jul 12

Oklahoma City, OK

#40 Aug 22, 2012
Syloc wrote:
Since when is hell a swear word,it's in the bible
Hell is a swear word since it appeared in the Bible. It's a bad place.

Hell, "bloody" is a swear word in England because it's a bad thing.

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