COTTLEVILLE, Mo. (AP) - An 18-year-old suburban St. Louis high school student will get to graduate with his class after his school reduced his punishment for a senior prank.
KSDK (http://on.ksdk.com/KqtjjP) reports Andrew Altomare's suspension has been reduced from five days to two for covering part of Francis Howell Central High School in Cottleville with about 4,000 Post-It notes last week.
Most of the notes sad "Canada was here in 2012" because Altomare is Canadian. The initial five-day suspension caused him to miss an important track meet and would have forced him to miss graduation.
Instead, the suspension was reduced and Altomare can return to school on Tuesday so he can graduate with his class.
Altomare has apologized for the prank and his family is thanking the district for changing the punishment.
Information from: KSDK-TV, http://www.ksdk.com