Oklahoma City's Prague High School has denied valedictorian Kaitlin Nootbaar her diploma, even though she has a 4.0 GPA (video below).
Nootbaar was denied her diploma because she used the word “hell” in her commencement address, reports KFOR-TV.
Her father David Nootbaar told KFOR-TV: “We went to the office and asked for the diploma and the principal said, ‘Your diploma is right here but you’re not getting it. Close the door, we have a problem.’”
Apparently, Nootbaar’s written speech was slightly different from the one she delivered on graduation day. In the text she turned into officials, she’d written the word “heck," but she said “hell” instead.
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David Nootbaar said: “Her quote was, ‘When she first started school she wanted to be a nurse, then a veterinarian and now that she was getting closer to graduation, people would ask her, what do you want to do and she said ‘How the hell do I know? I’ve changed my mind so many times.’”
Unless she sends the school an apology, she will not receive her diploma, which is a problem because she’s supposed to start college soon. Kaitlin says she will not apologize.