A Georgia teenager’s tongue-in-cheek yearbook message nearly prevented her from graduating.
According to WSB-TV, Paris Gray, who is the senior class vice president and a member of SADD, received an in-school suspension after a hidden meaning was discovered in the quote next to her picture in the yearbook.
Gray used elements from the periodic chart.
The message was: “When the going gets tough just remember to Barium, Carbon, Potassium, Thorium, Astatine, Arsenic, Sulfur, Uranium, Phosphorus.”
However, it’s the abbreviation for those elements that got her in trouble.
Gray said their reaction was beyond what it should have been. “Basically, it was me just saying start all over again. You have to go back and start all over.”
Paris is supposed to give the inspirational speech at the graduation ceremony, but she said she was told that will not happen.
But after her story went viral Tuesday, the school’s principal and area superintendent said they would not deny her giving a speech at graduation. The superintendent challenged her to “give the best speech ever,” according to WSB-TV.