Original article by Crystal Harrison
At first when I saw the headline 'Students Marry At School' on the Jamaica-Star website, my initial reaction was how cute it is that this young couple is playing around like that. But after reading through the entire article I realized that this was no joke to them at. The ceremony included a wedding cake, the school's security guard as officiating minister, and fellow students and teachers as witnesses. There was even a reception held afterwards.
This all went down on a day when the principal was out, who, according to the Star, is presently investigating the situation.
It is also reported that the groom, a ninth grader, and the bride, a tenth grader, exchanged genuine gold rings, openly kissed, popped champagne, and took pictures afterwards. They’re definitely serious. The ceremony was even videotaped, showing the couple intensely kissing each other.
Now, I don’t know if I should be creeped out or giggly about this. It could just be a mere gesture of their devotion to each other, and the ‘marriage’ isn’t legal anyways. However, the fact that they went ahead and bought rings, a cake, champagne, etc. seems like they’re totally serious.
What do you think?