Tyler went to his principal and gave him a letter explaining his planned course of action for this coming weekend. The principal signed the letter, but warned Tyler if he followed through there would be consequences.
"I expected a short lecture about making the right decisions and not doing something stupid," Tyler reported. "I thought I would get his signature and that would be the end."
But the principal made good on his threats. He summoned a school committee made up of church members who in turn told Tyler he’d be suspended if he made good on his plans.
"In life, we constantly make decisions whether we are going to please self or please God. (Frost) chose one path, and the school committee chose the other," the principal said.
His suspension, which would keep him from his last Senior classes means he would receive an incomplete on remaining assignments. He will not be permitted to attend graduation, but instead will be mailed his diploma once he makes up his final exams.
His unpardonable sin? – taking his girlfriend to her high school prom where there will be dancing and rock music.
The handbook for the 84-student Christian school says rock music "is part of the counterculture which seeks to implant seeds of rebellion in young people's hearts and minds."
My money is on their rule book doing more to incite rebellion than the rock and roll.
This is a picture of some of Tyler's senior class while on a senior trip, posing for pictures in Midway's Brig. Seems apropos.