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Senior Denied Walking at Graduation for Caring for His Sick Mother
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Austin Fisher, senior at a North East Ohio school, is being denied his right to walk at graduation this year. Why? He has missed too many days at school. Why? His mother's breast cancer returned and is now at stage 4. He picked up two jobs to help with expenses and takes her to and from treatments. Even with this extreme circumstance, he has kept up with his school work and has gone to school on days that he could. The administrators at the high school are REFUSING to allow him to walk at graduation. They also banned him from senior prom and other activities.

His mother has been a huge part of the community, owning and managing restaurants and cafes, and participating in the Relay for Life walkathons hosted every year. Teresa has been battling this horrible disease for several years and without the help of her son, making the way to treatments and living day to day in normalcy would not have been as possible.

The local community surrounding this incident have started a petition at change.org and have began raising money, along with selling tshirts. Teens at the school have even started a facebook page, "Let Fish Walk".

School officials feel this is a reasonable punishment, considering he had missed over the amount of days of unexcused absences. He missed 16 and the limit if 14. And the argument is valid that he could've asked permission and if he explained the situation to the school officials, they would've worked with him. The school board will be meeting Tuesday to discuss whether he should be allowed to walk at graduation.

This is not the first time Carrollton High School (Carroll County) has gone too far. The officials have a reputation around the area for their unwillingness to make exceptions in dire circumstances. But this situation is unbelievable.

The links to the petition, along with the facebook page and news stories, which has more information. Hopefully with enough support, we can right this wrong of the administrators at this school district.

http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-775516
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HeartflowersBumpHugs 5 stars..

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He was pro-active in making life work, not a good slave.
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F**K policy Austin. You are the best!!!

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The phrase is taking over the small town of Carrollton, from car windows to signs at local businesses. It’s a grassroots effort for 17-year-old Carrollton High School senior Austin Fisher, who has made it clear that his role as ‘student’ comes second to his role as ‘son.’
“He’s been my hero, my rock,” says Fisher’s mother, Teresa, as tears stream down her face.
Teresa has been battling breast cancer for six years. Last year doctors told her it was stage four–terminal. Through months of chemo and radiation, she leaned on Austin.
But being his mom’s lifeline meant sacrificing school.
“I missed a lot of school for that. Running her to cancer treatments, staying home when she was in bed–it’s just me and her at the house,” Austin explains.
The varsity baseball player, who worked two jobs when his mom was too sick to work at all, racked up 16 unexcused absences. That is two more than the Carrollton school policy will allow for a student to attend prom or walk at graduation.
The news was devastating.
“Those are the moments you cherish,” Teresa says. “I said, Austin, hold your head up, don’t be negative about it. I said, they’ll look at this situation, they’ll come around.”
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RE: Senior Denied Walking at Graduation for Caring for His Sick Mother
JF Priest  Wrote: (04-16-2012 07:52 PM)
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This just breaks my heart. TissueHugsTissue
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wtf? S977S977S977 Let him walk! S977S977S977


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RE: Senior Denied Walking at Graduation for Caring for His Sick Mother
Jedi Knight Stevus  Wrote: (04-16-2012 08:03 PM)
wtf? S977S977S977 Let him walk! S977S977S977


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No Prom, no walk. Bastards.

I bet it goes viral and yet another school board gets creamed.
I lay odds he walks, for his Mom. Tissue
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RE: Senior Denied Walking at Graduation for Caring for His Sick Mother
LoP Guest  Wrote: (04-16-2012 08:07 PM)
Jedi Knight Stevus  Wrote: (04-16-2012 08:03 PM)
wtf? S977S977S977 Let him walk! S977S977S977


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No Prom, no walk. Bastards.

I bet it goes viral and yet another school board gets creamed.
I lay odds he walks, for his Mom. Tissue

At this point, I wouldn't care to walk as part of their ceremony.
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School politics suck.

Definitely abuse of power from officials on a power trip.

Karma will bite them in the ass eventually.
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RE: Senior Denied Walking at Graduation for Caring for His Sick Mother
LoP Guest  Wrote: (04-16-2012 08:07 PM)
LoP Guest  Wrote: (04-16-2012 08:07 PM)
Jedi Knight Stevus  Wrote: (04-16-2012 08:03 PM)
wtf? S977S977S977 Let him walk! S977S977S977


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No Prom, no walk. Bastards.

I bet it goes viral and yet another school board gets creamed.
I lay odds he walks, for his Mom. Tissue

At this point, I wouldn't care to walk as part of their ceremony.

On one hand I agree, on the other it sends a strong message of;

Fucku1 Fucku1 Fucku1

A victory for him, his Mom and the whole town. Jhikpghf
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RE: Senior Denied Walking at Graduation for Caring for His Sick Mother
Education is one of the easiest degrees to get on the planet. The education system has for a long time attracted shallow minded and extremely slovenly people who have no judgement or thought capacity beyond what they are told or taught.
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RE: Senior Denied Walking at Graduation for Caring for His Sick Mother
I had to serve a good number of detentions or be unable to walk my graduation ceremony. They were built up from "unexcused absences" because they didn't consider being at my dying father's bedside the last half of my school days (which was 3 study halls if I wasn't working at my co-op job) to be a valid reason after 3 days to be absent from the study halls.
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The Evil AC  Wrote: (04-16-2012 08:23 PM)
I had to serve a good number of detentions or be unable to walk my graduation ceremony. They were built up from "unexcused absences" because they didn't consider being at my dying father's bedside the last half of my school days (which was 3 study halls if I wasn't working at my co-op job) to be a valid reason after 3 days to be absent from the study halls.

Thanks Evil AC. Hugs

Let Fish Walk!

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He had his priorities in order. Heartflowers
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That is one of the biggest crocks of shit I have ever read!!! Where is the compassion? He was taking care of his mom in several ways that's a damn good son right there. They should be understanding of the situation instead of being dickheads on power trips. S977 this world we live in is a down right shitty place because of people like that
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