Originally Posted by hebroncougar
Here's hoping your aren't in HR then. Holding a 17 or 18 year old kid responsible for his parent actions, regardless of what piece of paper they signed is ludicrous. If the administration had any guts, they'd have the adults removed from the graduation ceremony, if it was such a disturbance. But since that would take, you know, guts, and them standing up to someone that they don't have any power over, they don't do that. They take the back door, and try to bully a kid around. Hell, I give the kid credit for making it public. I'd love for it to get taken to court and have the ass of an administrator try and explain it.
Here's where she loses:
At no time, Handler says, did the students themselves get out of hand.
"The kids were angelic," she said.
Read more: http://www.wcpo.com/dpp/news/local_n...#ixzz1xLoH4iO4
So, I'm punishing kids for being "angelic".
A lawsuit would probably get thrown out without a second thought. Schools are given quite a bit of leeway when it comes to making rules for school functions, and students don't have a constitutional right to a piece of paper. He may be entitled to be graduated by meeting the school graduation requirements, but the physical diploma is merely a nice keepsake.
I get the feeling the school was in a no win situation. Throw out the parents and family and at best they go to the press about how they were wronged at their son's graduation. At worst, they refuse to leave, causing a bigger disruption and requiring them to be forceably removed. Have you ever dealt with parents of students? Most are pretty reasonable, but quite a few are parents in name only and blame every little problem facing their precious on the school. And if you appease these parents who fail to abide by the rules, you end up catching hell from the parents and students who did abide by the rules. There's no way you can please everyone.