Just before my high school graduation ceremony in May of 1981, our graduating class was warned to "not throw your caps in the air at the end of the ceremony." We did it anyway, and miraculously, there were no injuries. Had we been warned to "not do any backflips to celebrate," I most definitely would have complied.

However, I'm not Warren Township High School graduate John Turcios. To be fair, I'm sure that John and his fellow graduates probably weren't cautioned against backflips, because if they had---this might not have happened:

Perhaps the most important message this graduate learned that day was this:

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