PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A Boyertown mother is angry that her daughter and four classmates were not permitted to wear their National Guard sashes during their graduation because she claims a Vice-Principal at Boyertown High School would not let the recruiter distribute the sashes to the students.
Heather Scholl told Rich Zeoli on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT that she was furious at the decision and that no one at the school would explain their reasoning before he daughter Braelee’s commencement.
“I was very boisterous. I went to talk to the head of security, demanded that an administrator come talk to me immediately. I was appalled and offended. No one came to see me. They refused to talk to me prior to the ceremony.”
She dismissed the school’s excuse, provided afterward, that they were only given 15 minutes notice for the request, saying it was a very simple accommodation to make.
“These are the administrators who are responsible for not only disciplining our children, making decisions on their educational future. Why would they have needed more than 15 minutes? We’re talking about a simple sash placement.”
“There is nothing in the world the school can do to give this opportunity. It was a once in a lifetime event. Our children will never be given this opportunity. But I want to make sure that this doesn’t ever happen again. And, just to spread awareness that their is a school code law that public schools students that have served in basic training to allow their full dress uniform.”