NEW YORK — High school student Adam Miller, 17, made headlines this week when he wrote a letter to his high school principal asking him to stop sending him football tickets and encouraging him to “take a shower and take a dump.”
Miller told NBC News that his letter was a “stupid, dumb stunt” that caused the principal to “cry.”
“I want you to know that I am sorry for making you cry, and I am truly sorry that I did it,” Miller said.
“I’m not saying that you shouldn’t give me football tickets, I’m not asking you to stop giving me footballs, but I’m asking you not to send me football season tickets.
You know what, this is the WORST thing that I’ve ever done, and that’s for sure.”
The letter was first reported by the Associated Press.
Miller wrote the letter during a school event on Thursday.
He said he was “so upset” by what he had done and the way he was treated by school administrators.
“To make it even worse, I have to say that I’m ashamed of what I did,” Miller told the AP.
“And you know what else is?
I’m just sick of it.
I’m sick of the way people treat me.”
Miller said he planned to write another letter to the school administration to express his outrage over the way his letter had been treated.
The Associated Press also reports that Miller’s letter was posted online on Tuesday and has been viewed more than 1 million times.
The Associated Press’ report says Miller’s father, Adam Miller Sr., told the paper that his son did not intend to hurt anyone.
“Adam Miller Sr. said his son was just trying to make a statement about what he feels is unfair treatment of people,” the AP said.
The school district has issued a statement that says the district does not tolerate harassment of students.
“The school board has taken appropriate action in response to this letter,” the statement said.
The AP also reported that Miller has been suspended from the high school.