TOWANDA, Pa. – A high school graduate was sentenced to up to two years in jail for streaking the graduation ceremony from which he had been excluded.
Russell Chmieleski (search), 18, pleaded guilty to first-degree indecent exposure (search) and must serve six months to two years. Because the charge is a misdemeanor, he can stay in a county jail, rather than state prison.
The first-degree charge was made because children were in the crowd when Chmieleski ran across the football field where the Towanda High School (search) graduation ceremony was held in June.
Police said Chmieleski was upset that school officials excluded him from the ceremony because he graduated in January.
Towanda is about 50 miles northwest of Scranton.