PACIFIC, MO (KTVI)–Several students at Pacific High School nominated a mentally challenged classmate to the Homecoming Court as a joke, according to Meramec Valley R-III School District Superintendent Randy George.
The students were suspended for up to ten days and will not be able to participate in any homecoming activities.
“We think that is a fair resolution to this thing,” the girl’s father, Rickie Tanner, said.
Tanner said his daughter returned to school for the first time since the incident on Wednesday.
“She said everyone was really nice to her,” Tanner said.
The 15-year-old will participate in the Homecoming celebration.
“We hope this is a happy ending for her,” Tanner said.
Meanwhile, the superintendent says the investigation continues.