Prompted by community pressure, high school parade goes on - WSMV Channel 4

Prompted by community pressure, high school homecoming parade goes on

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LAFAYETTE, TN (WSMV) -

Macon County High School's homecoming parade will go on, but this year's route may be a little short.

Principal Stephanie Meador wrote on Facebook on Saturday, there will be a parade, and details will be released next week; however, Channel 4 confirmed the route will be cut short.

Yet, it's a compromise. On Friday, Meador canceled the parade due to safety concerns. Meador told the Macon County Times, the school has outgrown the parade due to its size.

Parents, students and the entire community were outraged, and the news spread quickly.

"It was just as big as the tornado," said one parent, referring to the deadly 2008 twister.

The principal is allowed to change or cancel any school event, but Director of Schools has the authority to override a principal decision at any time deemed necessary.

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