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Boy denied graduation after caring for sick mom

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  • School denies student a chance to walk at graduation
  • Officials say he missed too many days of school
  • Boy says he was caring for his mother, who has cancer

A high school senior may miss out on his own graduation because he was taking care of his ailing mother. Student Austin Fisher racked up 16 unexcused absences, which is two more than school policy allows. But as HLN affiliate WJW reports, Fisher wasn’t playing hooky -- he was taking care of his cancer-stricken mother.

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