A similar thing happened to me in high school, less the valedictorian part.
She is an adult and as such she can say what she likes.
Hell is a word everybody has heard before and certainly in a public school.
If she takes this to court she will win hands down, so what does that tell you?
Why would you defend the schools arrbitrary decision to withhold her diploma for such a stupid reason?
The school should be glad to have had a student such as she is to raise their test scores and therefore get more money from the state, not treat her like she is a criminal for uttering a word that is said in every church in the country.
I know the whole reason I brought up religion is simply because I hate all those good xians! A population of 2100 and there are 20 churches in town.
In looking for more information I found that Miss Nootbaar has started university with plans to major in biology - I wonder if the principal is a creationist.
Yes I know - there's an ass in every assumption.
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“And I have no doubt that every new example will succeed, as every past one has done, in shewing that religion & Govt will both exist in greater purity, the less they are mixed together.”
~ James Madison, letter to Edward Livingston, July 10, 1822
Rules are broken all the time.
The hats are not supposed to be thrown into the air, but they do it. Should the diplomas be withheld in all those cases?
If somebody yells something from the crowd, that is breaking the rules. Should the diploma be withheld?