Originally posted on Next Impulse Sports  |  Last updated 5/22/12

A senior high school student who attends Bishop Verot Catholic High School in Fort Myers, Fla.paid homage to one of his favorite NFL players by dropping to one knee and ‘Tebowing’ just before receiving his graduation diploma, and now he is in more trouble than he bargained for.

The Fort Myers teen, who will be attending University of Central Florida in the fall to study mechanical engineering, was told he wouldn’t be receiving his diploma because of his antics. “They said what I did would give underclassmen inspiration to do something else, that it might lead to something else,” Shriner said about the administration’s reaction. “So they were trying to set an example.”

After some parents shook his hand and friends celebrated his act, he was told he would be cleaning the school’s gym, where graduation was held, and administration would discuss the possibility of giving him his diploma.

“Moment in my life I’ll never forget, getting my diploma taken away for doing the Tebow on stage in front of (Principal John) Cavell. So worth it,” Shriner posted on his Facebook page that day.

To make matters worse, following his penance of having to clean up the gym, Shriner’s mother who is a math teacher at the school was the one behind the entire punishment.

“She’s a math teacher there,” Atwell said about Shriner’s mom. “It was all her idea.”

Rather than Shriner getting his diploma on Saturday, his mother picked it up. When Shriner was told he wouldn’t get his diploma, he said it was “to teach him a lesson.”

“She was really mad,” Shriner said. “But I think it was worth it.”

via WPTV

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