A popular old saying goes ” it is easier to ask forgiveness than to ask permission”.
I think Tyler Durden Frost should have heeded that adage. Instead, possibly due to his Christian upbringing, he went to his principal at Heritage Christian School to ask permission to attend his girlfriend’s prom, to be held at a public school. He was told he could not attend. After thinking about it, he decided that he would go, after all, it was not to take place on the Heritage campus, and it was not to take place during school hours.
He went, he had a great time, but now he has been suspended, and will not be able to take part in his graduation ceremony. In addition, he is to receive an incomplete grade for the rest of his classes.
Had it been discovered after the fact, my guess is that he might have been lightly reprimanded, since he could have reasonably made the case that he misunderstood the school’s code of conduct about events taking place outside the school campus. But, this is about ego, and power. The Principal told him not to go, and Tyler disobeyed him.
Tyler’s stepfather plans to file suit against the school. I hope cooler heads prevail, and this kid gets to graduate and take his tests along with the rest of his graduating class.