Note: I'm catching up on back articles, so the following post is in reference to a spring 2021 graduation.
López's violation of the dress code seemed intentional because his school shared the code with graduating students in advance of commencement. And in it, he and his peers were permitted their mortarboards as a visual medium for self-expression.
It took only one school official to prompt his attempt (albeit, unsuccessful) to remove the flag during the ceremony. So what warranted the call for four police to escort him and his parents from the building following a sit-down meeting, which they voluntarily attended after the ceremony?
Given that Asheboro is a public school, I assume it was compensated by tax dollars for López's attendance up to his ultimate graduation. If violation of the dress code warrants withholding a student's diploma, then that, too, should be shared with graduating students in advance of their commencement.
Asheboro is about 30 minutes S. of Greensboro, NC; 85 minutes N. of Charlotte; and 85 minutes N.E. of Raleigh.
A comment on "Teen's diploma in jeopardy after he wore Mexican flag to NC high school graduation" (M. Price).
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