High School SLAMMED for It’s Horrible Treatment of Student
A High school in North Carolina, has rejected a family’s wishes to have their dead daughter included in the graduation ceremony.
The 17-year-old passed away in September last year after being fatally electrocuted in a swimming pool.
Parents of the young girl contacted the High School about recognising her, but were told that would be inappropriate, according to the New York Post.
An email sent from Principal Will Chavis told the family that acknowledging Rachel may cause students to “react in ways that would take trained professionals (i.e. counsellors) to support” at the graduation in Raleigh.
“Because graduation is meant to be a ceremony for students’ accomplishments and a celebration thereof, we want to ensure that the ceremony maintains a happy, vibrant feel,”
Student Alissa Brasington told news station WRAL that she disagrees with the school’s reasoning for not acknowledging her friend at graduation.
“I think we are old enough to be okay and understand what is going on,” Miss Brasington said.
“I think we’ll be okay if they mention her. It will actually be better than if they don’t mention her.”