A high school senior who put his school up for-sale on Craigslist as a joke, will now not be allowed to walk in his high school graduation. The senior, Kylan Scheele, posted the ad on Craigslist saying:
Huge 20+ room facility. Newly built football field. Baseball Field to the SE. Newly added 4 modern day rooms. Has: Centralized air, heating, plumbing. Next to Walmart for convenience. Huge parking lot, great for partygoers looking for somewhere to park. Bigger than normal dining room. Multi stove, oven, fridge and other appliances in the kitchen. Reason for sale is due to loss of students coming up. Named after hometown resident U.S. President Harry S. Truman and his family.
According to Fox4KC:
“He went and apologized and tried to make things right and in return they give him the harshest punishment possible,” Kylan’s mom, Denetra Clark said.
Detectives with the Independence Police Department investigated the incident and found no probable cause or reason to pursue criminal charges. They had Scheele delete the post and advised him to talk to school administrators.
A spokeswoman with the Independence School District released the following statement:
“We take student safety very seriously and appreciate the students and parents who brought this to our attention. Out of an abundance of caution, administrators and police investigated and determined there was not a credible threat. A student who makes a real or implied threat, whether it is deemed credible or not, will face discipline. Due to the heightened concern nationally with school violence, we have extra police officers for the remainder of the school year and will have additional officers at graduations for all of our high schools.”
Looking back, Scheele said he wishes he had worded the post differently and that he regrets the outcome of his actions, but he insisted his intentions were harmless.