Sunday, May 25, 2008

No graduation ceremony for student who rode horse to school

Heh this story via Instapundit gives a great idea. Protesting gas prices by riding a horse instead of driving a car. Most folks in a city of course if they refuse to drive either take public transportation or they might as it seems common in Chicago ride a bike. It's too bad that I can afford a horse and surely I have to learn to ride that horse. On top of that I have to house the horse and I'm not so sure I can do that either. Even worse I've never learned to ride a bike.

Anyway here's the story, the first paragraph talked about another Tennessee teen who rode his horse to school to protest gas prices. Another student is being punished for doing the same:
It was a different story all together for a Dickson County High School student who was told this week he would not be able to participate in his graduation ceremony for riding his horse to school.

Caleb Anderson rode the horse to school on his last day of classes. The trip took him almost four hours, arriving at Dickson County High at 7:40am after leaving home at 4am. According to Caleb's grandmother Sandra Anderson, Caleb didn't think it would be as big of a problem as the principal made it out to be. Besides, he was doing his part as a new high school graduate to go green and save a little gas.

But once Caleb arrived at school, Dickson County High Principal Ed Littleton told Caleb to get the horse off the school property. Police arrived shortly after Caleb put the horse in a friend's pasture near the school. As punishment, Caleb was told he will not be allowed to participate in his graduation ceremony Friday.

Caleb missed an exam due to the incident but his grandmother tells us he didn't need the credit to graduate anyway. Seniors participating in Friday's graduation ceremony held a practice ceremony earlier today.
I guess someone doesn't like horses. Even if this is a green way of traveling from points A & B. Although I'll have to admit I'm not sure I'd want a horse on my property either. I would imagine that it could get messy quickly!

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