A high school senior was accused of violating his graduation's dress code with his shoes -- so a teacher switched with him
June 2, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.
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With minutes to spare, a Hahnville High School teacher in Boutte, Louisiana, traded shoes with a senior so he could walk at his graduation after allegedly violating the dress code.
(CNN)With minutes to spare, a Hahnville High School teacher in Boutte, Louisiana, traded shoes with a senior so he could walk at his graduation after allegedly violating the dress code.
Daverius Peters told CNN he showed up to his high school graduation in a pair of black leather Alexander McQueen shoes, ready to walk across the stage to get his diploma when he was stopped, at the door.
"I told Mr. John, 'Mr. John, she said I can't graduate and walk across the stage because of my shoes,'" Peters said.
"You don't stop a kid from receiving his high school diploma, already the most important moment of their life to that point, you don't take that away for something as small as shoes -- and that's exactly what was going to happen," Butler said.
Peters said he was embarrassed, but getting Bulter's shoes brought back the joy of the day.
As he shuffled across the stage, curling his toes to keep the large shoes from falling off, Peters's mom, Jima Smith, told CNN she didn't even know that it was her son.
"I'm just so grateful it was Mr. John Butler who was there to save the day for my child," Smith said.