When the McDonogh School year began Aug. 29, Ian Silverman was absent. But he had a good excuse.
Silverman, 16, a McDonogh junior and swimming star, who has a mild form of cerebral palsy in his calves, was in London, England, where he would win a gold medal on Sept. 5 in the Paralympic Games and set a world record.
For him, school finally began Wednesday, Sept. 12 and he did not want to be late.
But as he and his younger brother, Schuyler, drove to McDonogh, Schuyler Silverman, 15, suddenly insisted he had to go to the bathroom. They pulled up at a porta-potty — where Schuyler (pronounced Skylar) locked himself in and called his mother, Dawn, on his cell...