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School Apologizes After Banning Army Uniform from Graduation

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BRENTWOOD (AP) — A California school superintendent is apologizing to an Army reservist who was not allowed to wear his uniform to his graduation ceremony.

The East Bay Times reports Liberty High School instructed student Harland Fletcher to wear a cap and gown over his Army uniform at Friday’s ceremony. The school allegedly told the student he could not participate in the ceremony if he did not follow the dress code, and Fletcher decided to sit it out.

According the report, as a student who completed basic training, Fletcher had the right to wear his Army uniform at the graduation. Superintendent Eric Volta issued a statement on Saturday where he apologized Fletcher and his family for the error.

Fletcher will pick up his diploma on Monday.