Last year, a high school senior named Jessica Lee set a precedent. For her yearbook quote, she stuck together a few seemingly random periodic elements that, when written as letters, spelled the phrase “Fuck bitches, get money.” (She was joined by other high schoolers who wrote stuff like “Disregard females, acquire currency,” although Lee is the clear winner here.)
This year, Paris Gray, a student at Mundy’s Mill High School in Clayton County, Ga., used as her yearbook quote: “When the going gets tough just remember to Barium, Carbon, Potassium, Thorium, Astatine, Arsenic, Sulfur, Uranium, Phosphorus.”
Or: “When the going gets tough just remember to Back That Ass Up.” Juvenile lives!
When Mundy’s Mill school administrators got wise to the street’s Da Vinci code, they gave Gray an in-school suspension and told her she was banned from her senior walk. She may also be unable to participate in graduation ceremonies, where she’s scheduled to give a speech. Laughter just has no place in a high school, you know.
Gray told WSB that she is destroyed by the news, but her mom is telling her to take it all in stride. “My first reaction was, you are such a nerd,” the mom said. Paris, you’ve gotta solid mom.