SPANISH FORK, Utah — Nebo School District officials have decided to allow a Spanish Fork High School student to graduate Thursday despite a negative tweet directed at the school’s cheer coach.
Chelsea Ralson said the school’s principal told her on Wednesday that she wouldn’t be able to take part in her graduation ceremony Thursday morning because she posted “Screw [coach's name]” on twitter.
Chelsea was called to the principal’s office within minutes of posting the tweet, which has since been deleted from her twitter account.
Chelsea’s mother said the tweet didn’t threaten or call the coach bad names, so the punishment is uncalled for, and Chelsea says she just wants to graduate.
“I’ll do anything. This is really important to me. I even told the principal I would rather walk than have my diploma which is really dumb but it’s a big deal,” Chelsea said.