STANDISH, Maine — Justin Denney’s family watched on as he ascended the Cumberland County Civic Center stage during graduation Friday night to accept his diploma, but the superintendent told him to return to his seat.
The Bonny Eagle High School senior’s mother wants an apology, and her son wants his diploma, News 8’s Will Lewis exclusively reported Monday night.
Mary Denney said she can’t believe how her son’s taking a bow and blowing a kiss on stage was grounds for the superintendent to withhold his diploma.
“I’m like, ‘Did she not hand him his diploma?’ I’m like, ‘What’s going on?'” Mary Denney said.
She said she and Justin both signed a code of conduct regarding the graduation when she picked up graduation tickets on Friday, but she doesn’t think he violated it.