Bonny Eagle High School Denies Diploma

I just read this article about a Bonny Eagle High School senior being denied his diploma because, as he went onstage to pick up the diploma, he blew a kiss to his mother. The school was apparently just trying to keep things calm and horseplay to a minimum.

Sounds good, but give me a break here. This kid went through 13 years of school to get here and they’re denying him his diploma for a kiss blown to his family and friends? The school says the kids had all agreed to limit the goofing around and they’re only enforcing the rules.

I understand that rules can make for a better ceremony perhaps but this can’t have been all that violent a kiss, can it? This school is in Maine, where I would think school officials would have a modicum of common sense. Maybe I’m wrong.