High School Valedictorian Denied Diploma For Saying "Hell" in Graduation Speech

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Kaitlin Nootbaar, an Oklahoma high school valedictorian, is being denied her diploma ... because she said the word HELL in her May graduation speech.


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    Why is everyone hating on Oklahoma residents?
    That has nothing to do with why it happened.


    HELL YEAH Kaitlin should receive her high school diploma!!!!! In my book, a 4.0 GPA is beyond impressive!!!!! That Oklahoma high school refusing to give Kaitlin her diploma because she used the word "hell" in her graduation speech is totally W-R-O-N-G. And that principal sounds like a really stuffy-ass DOUCHE-BAG!!!!! Most of all, Kaitlin should receive her diploma and N-O-T apologize!!!!! And, as for that so-called school system in Oklahoma, the school system itself can FUCK OFF!!!!!


    What happens when you're not creative enough to write your own speech n steal it from a movie.


    I don't understand what the fuss is all about. I don't consider the word "hell" to be cuss/swear word, and don't understand how or why other students would be embarrased or ashamed. And what's this "against the law" stuff? Since when is saying the word "hell" against the law? The whole thing is just too ridiculous. I knew the south was conservative, but this is just plain crazy!


    There wouldn't be any point in sueing because in the copy approved by the school the word Heck was in it not H-E-Double hockey sticks lol



    Dumb. Uneducated. HICKS.

    For all the trash we say on tv and hear in our every day life... I don't think saying the word "hell" should be a criteria for not graduating. I would SUE the school/principal.


    The point that everyone is missing is the fact that she lied. Real leaders DO NOT lie and if this girl expects to be a success she better start learning how the world works and how a leader is expected to communicate with their team.


    Maybe she is just the ultimate bitch. Woo Hoo............


    it figures this happened in oklahoma, she earned her diploma, give the girl her damn diploma!



    It's obvious that cursing is a common task for you, so you wouldn't understand that it is tacky and trashy to curse at a high school graduation.

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