|The Palo Alto High School student who left an overturned, partially stripped car on the school's Quad may face undisclosed discipline from the school in addition to facing criminal charges.
Because of student confidentiality, school officials declined to state any discipline Daniel Blaine Marchant, 18, may face. It has not yet been decided whether Marchant will be allowed to attend graduation with the rest of his senior class, Paly Dean of Students Jerry Berkson said today.
Marchant still could face felony and misdemeanor charges for vandalism and removing a vehicle identification number from the vehicle. He was arrested, spent seven hours in jail and is currently out on bail, facing an arraignment date fo June 19.
Students, meanwhile, have rallied to Marchant's support for his creative although illegal prank.
Two of his friends, Addison Stern and Tyler Shambora, were collecting donations in a big, glass jar Wednesday morning on the Quad near where Marchant left the overturned car. Both are seniors.
Stern said they were collecting money because Marchant's family has been told it will have to pay for any damages to the weathered wooden deck at the end of the Quad where Marchant overturned the car.
Some students are also making T-shirts in support of Marchant that they will sell to students after school today.
There have been rumors and postings on Palo Alto Online's Town Square from students about a possible sit-in or some other show of support for Marchant.
Shambora and Stern asked Berkson about forms of protest. Berkson said that civil disobedience is fine but warned against doing anything that would deface property.
"I've had one bad day all year," Berkson told a reporter. "Yesterday." He is in his first year as dean at Paly and first year at Paly.
Marchant is scheduled to be arraigned June 19.
Paly student arrested for parking -- upside down
— Don Kazak
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