The curse of the enthusiastic family of graduates

By the time a school season ends, teachers and administration people must be suffering the effects of the long season. How else to explain some of the strange decisions that come at graduation time? The latest example comes from Cincinnati where a senior at Mt. Healthy High School was denied his diploma because his family cheered too loudly and too long when his name was called.

Anthony Cornist was given a letter from the principal stating he and/or his family needed to complete 20 hours of community service before he could receive his diploma.

“We had four families unfortunately, who were excessive, and we had to stop graduation,” school superintendent Lori Handler said. “”Had I not said to the people who were calling names, ‘Stop,’ the succeeding child’s name would not have been heard.”

Let’s go to the videotape:

(h/t: Mike Reszler)