Winning football teams are used to a lot of cheering.
But for the second leading tackler of the Mt. Healthy Fighting Owls, cheering has earned Anthony Cornist a penalty he doesn’t think he deserves.
“It’s crazy how somebody can do that to you,” he said from his family’s living room Monday.
When Anthony walked across the stage at his high school graduation, his family made some noise.
“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.
Nothing like a little blackmail and forced labor to make those memories of high school all warm and toasty.
What a retarded school.