California school apologizes for singling out seniors not graduating

The school in California is apologizing to parents and students

April 15, 2014 3:45:30 PM PDT
A school district in California is apologizing for what happened to some of its seniors.

North High School in Bakersfield had a rally for its seniors to celebrate. Instead, the retention officer in charge of truancy singled out the 34 students who are not graduating.

He called each one of them by name, told them to stand up and look at the others who are graduating and see what they're missing. Some parents think it's sending the wrong message.

"All these kids sign a pact to not bully, not to embarrass or harass other kids," said student Shae Holtachulte. "Why are they susceptible to not have to sign it or not have to follow their rules?"

The school district says it does not condone what the retention officer did and it's apologizing to parents and students.