FREEPORT, NY (WCBS 880) – One high school on Long Island is being forced to limit how many tickets it gives out for graduation.
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Teresa Aidalot said she has waited for 17 years to see her daughter graduate from Freeport High School — the same school she graduated from.
Because of construction, the ceremony has to be moved from the school’s stadium, that can hold up to 5,000, to CW Post College, which only holds about 2,000 people.
Aidalot said each student can only invite three people.
“There’s family in Kentucky who are planning to come up and celebrate. It looks like they’re going to come up just to sit home and wait for us to come back,” she says.
Nicole Pollack says she hoped all of her family could see her graduate.
“I have a big family and my grandparents are coming up from Florida and they won’t be able to go,” she says.
Parents and students hope another venue can be found before June 25 — graduation day.