This topic has certainly generated a great deal of interest and given this blog more comments than on any previous post.
I understand not holding the student responsible for some other person's actions. However, the school's administration foresaw a problem based on past events, and took action.
So many schools take no action because of possible backlash for parents and the community.
It is a "damned if you do and damned if you don't" situation.
I think the students and parents will live through this. Look at what one of the students said. She indicated she would let the school keep the diploma of her appeal was denied.
The sad thing is that the school and the administration will probably cave in to the parents and give them the students their diplomas without any further action.
Schools and administrators don’t want the headaches that go with their decisions. What a shame. If they do indeed cave in, it will open them up for future attacks on their decisions.
Thanks for your posts. I apprecate the readership and your posts being in a civil manner.