Quinton Murphy Denied Diploma After Stripping At Graduation

06/12/2014 06:46 pm ET | Updated Jun 12, 2014

Quinton Murphy was strutting cross the stage during his high school graduation from Jack Britt High School in Fayetteville, North Carolina on Wednesday night when he suddenly stripped down to a pair of leopard-print skivvies, reports.

The stripping surprised many in the audience, which largely erupted in laughter.

The senior definitely had the pomp, but school officials fumed that it wasn't the right circumstance to tear off his ceremonial gown.

When he walked offstage, still in his leopard skin undies, police officers escorted him to another area, Cumberland County School Superintendent Dr. Frank Till told the Fayetteville Observer.

"Our schools have worked so hard," Till told the paper. "It used to be that the audience would be disruptive at graduation. We've worked hard to get the audiences to respect our students. This young man chose not to show respect for his colleagues."

Once Murphy was taken away, the ceremony continued as if nothing had happened.

Murphy was not arrested, but he's been stripped of his diploma. He is also barred from the school's property and events like football games, reports.

Even though Murphy won't get the piece of paper, he will still be considered a graduate and will be credited as such on his transcripts.

Meanwhile, there are a few other high school graduations scheduled in Cumberland County, but Till is warning students there will be “long-term consequences” for anyone who shares Murphy's naked ambition, according to

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