Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Fair Lawn Student Says School Shamed Debtors

Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Fair Lawn Student Says School Shamed Debtors

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Fair Lawn High School seniors who gathered in the school's auditorium Wednesday for graduation preparation were in for an unexpected surprise as school officials announced the names of students who still owed the school money.

Senior Benny Koval told a media outlet the event was "exactly like a roll call" as she and her fellow seniors heard unnamed school administrators read aloud the names of student debtors.

Koval posted a photo on her Twitter page along with a series of tweets about the assembly. Students were told they would not receive their diploma until their obligations were satisfied, according to the story in The Daily Beast.

"My high school's having a name & shame for students who owe lunch and/or book money. Admins say they won't graduate unless debts are covered," she wrote. …

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