HAGERSTOWN, Md. - A high school senior who attends a private Christian school in Maryland will not get a chance to attend her graduation ceremony because she is pregnant.
The Heritage Academy in Hagerstown said Maddi Runkles violated the school's code of conduct by having premarital sex. However, Runkles and her parents are struggling to understand how their conservative Christian high school can teach and promote being pro-life, but then turn their backs on one of their own.
"It's like a small school and it is such a big deal and I am the only one that is not going to be there that night to walk to the stage,” Runkles said.