A high school student in Indiana, who has managed to graduate early, flew back for his graduation this week. He was banned by the school administration from walking across the stage… all because he to wear his Marine dress blues and they absolutely refused to allow it. That’s right! Not only did Jacob Stanley manage to graduate EARLY but he also completed training to become a U.S. Marine.
As Written By Victor Skinner for EAG NEWS:
CROWN POINT, Ind. – An Indiana high school student who graduated early, completed his training to become a U.S. Marine, and flew back for graduation this week was banned by school officials from walking across the stage to receive his diploma.
Crown Point High School officials refused to allow graduate Jacob Dalton Stanley to wear his Marine dress blues to the Class of 2017’s graduation ceremony Tuesday at the Star Plaza Theatre.
According to the Times of Northwest Indiana:
Stanley, who graduated in December and joined the U.S. Marines, completed boot camp Friday and flew home for his high school graduation. He practiced with his classmates during the day and was reportedly told by high school Principal Chip Pettit that he would not be able to wear his uniform during commencement.
Stanley wore his uniform anyway, and school officials would not allow him to receive his diploma at the ceremony. His name was listed on the graduation program, but officials did not read his name among the graduates.
Stanley’s classmate, graduate Leann Tustison, told the Times the school’s decision to block the newly minted Marine was “absolutely ridiculous.
“He’s in the military putting his life on the line for us,” Tustison said.
“It’s unacceptable that he was not allowed to walk across the stage. If he wants to walk across the stage in his uniform that he worked so hard for and…….
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