A high school senior in Missouri won’t be walking in his graduation after putting his school up for sale on Craigslist. Kylan Sheele, a student at Truman High School, listed the school and all amenities included, like the newly built athletic fields, lots of parking and “bigger than normal dining room.” The reason for the sale: “loss of students because the senior class is graduating.” Kylan has fully admited he listed the school on the site, but it was all in good fun.
“Other people were going to release live mice or, you know, building a beach in the front lobby area, and I thought let’s do something more laid back, so I just decided to post the school for sale,” he explains. Kylan, who holds a 3.9 GPA, was just expecting “a three-day suspension,” but instead the school suspended him for the remainder of the year and told him he’s not allowed to walk at graduation.
Detectives investigating the incident found no probable cause to press criminal charges and even had a little laugh about it, yet the Independence School District still saw the listing as a threat. Kylan thinks the school tried likening it to recent school shootings, threatening the safety of the school and students. He and his mom Denetra Clark are hoping they’ll eventually let him off the hook, but the district’s spokeswoman says their decision “won’t be reconsidered.” Kylan has apologized and insists he meant no harm.