CLAYTON COUNTY, GA — School administrators may be delaying graduation for the senior class vice president after deciphering her yearbook quote.
WSB-TV reports that Paris Gray received an in-school suspension after yearbooks were distributed to students. Her quote reads, “When the going gets tough, just remember to Barium Carbon Potassium Thorium Astatine Arsenic Sulfer(sic) Utranium(sic) Phospheros(sic).”
However, it’s the abbreviation for those elements that got her in trouble.
“I think their reaction was beyond what it should have been because nobody understood it,” Gray told WSB-TV. Gray said the message was not flagged by editors.
Gray was told her planned graduation ceremony speech has been canceled. A school district spokesperson says that no final decision has been made.