Mom fights for dead son's diploma

Philadelphia - (NBC) - A Philadelphia woman who lost her son now loses a request to honor him at his high school graduation.

Mary Dillon asked if she could receive her late son Christopher's diploma at next month's ceremony at Ridley High School. But school officials make it clear there will be a moment of silence, but no moms among the graduates.

Christopher's family has started a petition to hopefully reverse the principal's decision by graduation day.

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