19-year-old woman defends herself after video of her storming out of her high school graduation goes viralBy Mason White 1:59 PM June 20, 2016
|Tayler Michelle Gray|
By: Wayne Morin
(Scroll down for video) A woman caused a lot of controversy after posting a video to Twitter, showing her walking out during her graduation ceremony.
Tayler Michelle Gray, 19, received her diploma from the Parkland High School in Allentown, Pennsylvania.
She then took the official school photo before walking out of the building rather than getting back to her assigned seat like all other students.
Gray uploaded the video of the moment she headed for the exit door to Twitter, with the caption: “Received my diploma and walked right out.”
The video went viral, and was shared and liked by more than 200,000 people.
Some people called her disrespectful, while others called her clever. Gray defended her actions by saying that she did not disrupt the graduation while walking out.
Gray explained that after walking out, she went to Applebee’s to celebrate with her family.
She added that by the time all the other graduates came to the restaurant, she and her family were already done eating.
Many people wanted to know what a 19-year-old woman was doing graduating from high school.
Gray explained that she graduated high school while simultaneously studying at a technical institute to become a nursing assistant.