Quinton Murphy of Jack Britt High School ini Fayetteville North Carolina was very excited about his graduation. So excited that when it was his time to pick up his diploma, he stripped off his robe to expose his bare chest and some leopard patterned boxer briefs.
Fayetteville school officials were not as amused as the crowd who witnessed it, and have banned him from ever returning to the school. He was escorted out of the ceremony by police officers and will be denied his official diploma. However, as Murphy completed the requirements for graduation, he will be viewed and considered as a graduate.
“Our schools have worked so hard,” Cumberland County School Superintendent Frank Till, Jr. told the Fayetteville Observer. “It used to be that the audience would be disruptive at graduation. We’ve worked hard to get the audiences to respect our students. This young man chose not to show respect for his colleagues.” Till has made it clear that other would-be graduation pranksters will face punishment.
After Murphy’s disrobing, the graduation went on as scheduled. Murphy’s antics will be edited out of the official video of the graduation ceremony. Murphy somehow evaded school staffers who check what students are wearing underneath their graduation robes. Murphy did have on an unbuttoned shirt, but its unclear how leopard briefs were missed.
Murphy a member of the Jack Britt football team, reportedly told a friend on Facebook that he “just wanted to go out with a bang, lol.”
Well, mission accomplished.