Show us the 'rule' that the girl broke.
According to the handbook of the school the Valedictorian is from, there is no mention of a rule prohibiting profanity in a classroom or at a graduation ceremony.
Prague High School, OK, Student Handbook 2012-2013
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hell in her graduation speech. Just one problem - there is no rule that would seem to cover her 'offense' in the rather detailed set of rules for Prague High students. The pettiness of the principal's behaviour causes me to think there may be some other reason behind his refusal to hand over her well-earned diploma. Like many other intelligent students Ms Nootbaar may have at one time or the other mentioned that she had questions about locally popular religious beliefs. Simply questioning religion causes some to react in non-logical manner.
But the greatest irony in this matter and the one which causes me to think religion has something to do with the problem - is the school mascot
“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