When Anthony walked across the stage at his high school graduation, his family made some noise.He's right. His family should have been escorted from the ceremony.
"It was my dream to graduate," he said.
"I'm very proud of my son," Traci Cornist said.
Apparently, so were a lot of others.
"Teachers, other students and other family members who weren't with us were also cheering for him also. He's well known," Traci said.
The excitement proved too much for the administration.
Instead of a diploma, Anthony got a letter from the principal, Marlon Styles, Jr.
"I will be holding your diploma in the main office," the letter said, "due to the excessive cheering your guests displayed during the roll call."
"I did nothing wrong except walk across the stage," Anthony said.
The school demands 20 hours of community service before he can graduate.
It's one thing to be proud of your kid, quite another to be an ass about it. Of course, the school officials are being asses, too. Is there anyone in this story who is not an ass?
Hat tip to reader MikeAT.