High School Senior Will Not Walk in Graduation After Craigslist Prank
Kylan Scheele is a senior at Truman High School in Independence, Missouri with a 3.9 GPA and he will not be allowed to walk in his graduation.
The 18-year-old posted a listing for Truman High on Craigslist as a prank, obviously he wasn't really trying to sell the school. The ad points out the newly built football field, modernized rooms, central air, and the building's proximity to a Walmart.
School district officials had a problem with Kylan listing the reason for sale as “due to the loss of students coming up.” He claims that part of the joke is a reference to the senior class graduating.
Kylan was suspended for three days and the school has denied him the ability to walk in the graduation ceremony. Police had the senior delete the post and told him to speak with school administrators, but they found no reason to pursue criminal charges.
The Independence School District released the following statement:
We take student safety very seriously and appreciate the students and parents who brought this to our attention. Out of an abundance of caution, administrators and police investigated and determined there was not a credible threat. A student who makes a real or implied threat, whether it is deemed credible or not, will face discipline. Due to the heightened concern nationally with school violence, we have extra police officers for the remainder of the school year and will have additional officers at graduations for all of our high schools.
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