If the GPA calculations are accurate down at McGehee High School, it would seem that Kymberly Wimberly should have been the one and only valedictorian.
But nope. Drama had to ensue.
According to a lawsuit filed by Wimberly, she had the highest GPA in her class. Though she was told she was the valedictorian, she got an unpleasant surprise at the last minute.
According to her mother, an official named her valedictorian status as a "big mess."
A day after overhearing this comment, Kymberly was told a white student would be joining her as co-valedictorian.
But the student's GPA was lower than hers…
Her mother then tried to protest the decision, but Superintendent Thomas Gathen allegedly refused to let her speak.
Apparently she filled out the wrong form. Instead of using 'public comments,' she should have requested 'public participation.'
Gathen did say she could appeal his decision, but not until the June 28 school board meeting.
Um, guess when graduation was… May 13!
We know there are two sides to every story, but we also know there are still plenty of racists out there (in every race), unfortunately.
And if these allegations are true, it's no wonder why you have dead birds plopping all over the place!
[Image via AP Images.]
Tags: allegations, drama, lawsuit, racism, wtf