Category: Graduation

Cadet Commencement

Forget “Pomp and Circumstance.” The theme song at one graduation at West Austin’s Murchison Middle School was the theme from the police show “Cops” beginning with the familiar “Bad boys, bad boys, what you gonna do? What you gonna do when they come for you?”

That’s because the students who walked across the state at this May 28 event weren’t seniors. They were cadets from the school’s Junior Police Academy, a national program created to “motivate young people to be outstanding citizens through law enforcement education.”