Pregnant High School Student Not Allowed To Walk At Graduation
- Author: Alfonso Moody May 25, 2017,
May 25, 2017, 1:18
High school senior Maddi Runkles is speaking out after her private Christian school banned her from attending graduation because she is pregnant. According to Life News, the school officials also insisted that she finish the rest of her classes at home.
A Christian high school is defending its decision to discipline a pregnant student. "The school is anxious about its reputation, but I think they're missing out on an incredible opportunity to set an example for the pro-life community and Christian schools about how to treat guys and girls like me".
"We sign a student code at the beginning of each school year that we'll refrain from drugs, alcohol, tobacco, and pre-marital sex, stuff like that".
"I would love to attend because my best friends will be there and I want to share that with them", she said. It kind of defeats the whole objective of being pro-life, and says to girls, 'Maybe you should have gotten the abortion because we could forgive you for that'. Though, he removed himself from participation in any board decisions involving Maddi, and later left the board due to the way he felt his daughter was being treated.
"I told on myself", she told the newspaper.
"I believe that every situation should be evaluated individually", he told the news station.
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Runkles said that Heritage Academy principal David Hobbs initially chose to tell the entire school that she had broken her pledge to avoid premarital sex.
Heritage Academy has informed 18-year-old student Maddi Runkles that she will be stripped of her positions as the Student Council's president and the Key Club's vice president because of her pregnancy.18-year-old Maddi Runkles is set to graduate from Heritage Academy in Maryland next month, but when the big day comes, Maddi won't be allowed on stage to accept her diploma. Hobbs, according to Students for Life, was going to announce to the school that she had broken the rules but she volunteered to tell the school herself.
The Runkles family plans to have their own private ceremony if the school does not change their minds.
"There has got to be a way to treat a young woman who becomes pregnant in a graceful and loving way", she added.
Heritage Academy David Hobbs feels the school made an exception, even in just allowing the senior to remain in class.
In an earlier blog post, Students for Life said the academy's treatment of Runkles will be remembered by her classmates because it "wasn't with love".
However, Runkles and her family believes the pledge can be interpreted differently. Her baby boy is due September 4.