A senior at Saint Augustine’s College has been barred from participating in graduation after statements he made on the school’s Facebook page, school officials said Friday.

Roman Caple said he went to get his information packet for graduation on Wednesday and was told by school officials that he would not be allowed to attend Sunday’s ceremony due to something he wrote on Facebook in the days following the April 16 tornadoes.

The university reopened three days after the storms amid the hum of chainsaws and the roar of heavy machinery.

Some students balked at the quick turnaround, saying trees, power lines and broken glass still littered the campus, and some dormitories were without power. School leaders said power had been restored to all campus buildings.

College spokeswoman LaToya Sutton said in a press release Friday that Caple made comments on the school’s Facebook page in an effort to disrupt a meeting on campus where Progress Energy representatives planned to speak with students. The college also planned to discuss storm recovery details at the meeting.

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