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Should this murder suspect be allowed to take part in high school graduation?

Posted at 8:19 AM, May 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-18 08:19:27-04

STOKESDALE, N.C. -- High school senior Blaine Camp may not be allowed to walk across the graduation stage like most graduating seniors across the country this year.

Camp is among a group of people charged in a December 2015 murder at a Huddle House in Rockingham County, North Carolina. As such, Camp is banned from all of his high school activities.

He said he now hopes the school board will reconsider that decision.

"I would be willing to walk in handcuffs and shackles if that's what they feel was needed,” Camp told WFMY.

According to police reports, Camp was present at the time of Dalton’s murder, but fled the scene because he feared for his own life.

Still, he faces a first-degree murder charge.

"I was there, wrong place wrong time, I will admit to that,” Camp said.

Currently Camp, who works two jobs, has earned a B average by taking online courses.

His mother Candi Jones said she felt her son has been on the right path.

"Since he's been home, he's done everything accordingly. I feel like he's earned that privilege back," she said.

Jones said the school board has agreed to review and discuss her son’s situation and will contact them with their final decision.

Camp said all he desired was a second chance.

"That's something I've achieved,” Camp said “I think one thing can turn your life around very quickly in 20 or 30 seconds and if that's their decision, but what if it were their kid?"