I was disgusted and disappointed to see a Herald-Leader story last month on the Bryan Station High School students who were not allowed to walk at their school’s graduation. I find it a sad state of affairs when we celebrate rule breakers by giving them a story.
Should the students have been allowed to walk? Absolutely — as long as they followed the well-known and publicized rules. The students knew the rules and violated them. The consequences of their actions? A prominent newspaper story. When these students enter the real world, being late for an interview, being late for work or not adhering to dress codes at your place of employment will not reward you with a newspaper story. Most likely you will be handed a pink slip to go along with the black mark on your resume.
The Herald-Leader needs to quit glorifying known rule breakers.