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School principal bans pregnant teen from graduation because she was immoral

By Mason White 4:11 PM May 28, 2017
Maddi Runkles
Maddi Runkles
By: Tanya Clark

People were surprised to learn that a college in Maryland, has prohibited a pregnant teen from attending her own graduation because she was immoral.

18-year-old Maddi Runkles of Hagerstown, was attending the Heritage Academy, when she became pregnant.

She decided to reveal publicly that she was pregnant, and asked everyone to forgive her.

However, Principal David Hobbs said that despite Runkles’ very good grades, she will not be allowed to attend the graduation because she was immoral.

“Maddi is being disciplined, not because she’s pregnant, but because she was immoral. The Student Pledge, which every student from 5th grade through 12th grade signs, states that everyone is required to protect their body by abstaining from sexual immorality and from the use of alcohol, tobacco, and illegal drugs,” Hobbs said.

“Heritage is pleased that she has chosen to not abort her son. However, her immorality is the original choice she made that began this situation. Secondly, she will receive her diploma that she has earned,” Hobbs added.

Runkles was the president of the Student Council, before revealing that she was pregnant.

Runkles then announced her pregnancy at school with her father by her side.

She was initially banned from school, but after numerous students and parents begged that she be allowed to return, the pregnant teen was invited back to school.

However, she was banned from attending the graduation.

She was also stripped from her position as president of the Student Council.

“A wise man told me that discipline is not the absence of love, but the application of love. We love Maddi Runkles. The best way to love her right now is to hold her accountable for her immorality that began this situation,” Hobbs wrote in a statement on the school’s website.