Asbury Park students to be absent from graduation over attendance

Some students at Asbury Park High School will be absent from graduation because of their attendance.Parents say they're angry because their children were told just

ASBURY PARK - Some students at Asbury Park High School will be absent from graduation because of their attendance.

Parents say they're angry because their children were told just four days before graduation that they wouldn't be able to partake in the ceremony. Students like Vyasia Blount, who already has her cap and gown, says she asked teachers about an apparent audit of the students' absence, but couldn't get clear answers.

The school district says 14 students won't graduate, but some sources, students and parents are placing that number closer to 40 students out of 100 in the senior class. Most agreed too many absences are unacceptable, but they don't like learning about it at the last minute.

Parents say they will try to take their concerns to administrators tomorrow.

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