A Very Special Day


Officials at Tennessee's Portland High School did not notice Samantha Elliott's facial piercings for almost a year, but a week before graduation they did, calling them violations of the school's dress code. And officials then barred Elliott from her graduation ceremony. "Walking the line at graduation is a privilege, it's not a right," said Sumner County Schools spokesman Steve Doremus. Elliott's 14-year-old brother was slated to attend Portland, but her mother now says she will home school him.