Shockingly, people have a problem with this.
CROWN POINT, Ind. – An Indiana high school student who graduated early, completed his training to become a U.S. Marine Corps, 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.