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"A.I." Contestant's "At-Risk" Past

3/5/2008 4:25 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Danny Noriega"American Idol" wannabe Danny Noriega has issues.

We found out Danny attended Sierra (Continuation) High School in Azusa, Calif., a school dedicated to "at-risk" kids.

The crowd at the school? According to Sierra High's website, students are "significantly behind in credits -- and at risk of not graduating -- who want a second chance to succeed and achieve a high school diploma."

Danny graduated last year, but school sources tell us he had a rough time, working through his "gothic" phase -- that's when Danny boy went on his Christmas video rampage. One source says Danny had "multiple issues" which landed him at the school.

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Hayta    


This kid is almost too gay to function.

2238 days ago
32.

All American Girl    

So what! a lot of people hated high school and found it better to get credits at an alturnative school. He graduated and life goes on!!!

2238 days ago
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justmythoughts    

You've got to be kidding? Has TMZ run out of things to report? I can't believe you actually printed this, who cares? So he/she had problems in school which he/she odviously graduated. Big deal? How many TMZ employees were less than angels in school? Should we care to know? This was "one" of the most dumbest things TMZ has reported in awhile. lol

2238 days ago
34.

Mikey    

He's even to gay for me!

2238 days ago
35.

bell    

oh please!!!! just focus on the kids talent....the boy can sing. Danny is my daughters friend , and he has alot of talent....alot of people graduated from a continuation...big deal!!! Key Word " GRADUATED". Give me a break!!!!

2238 days ago
36.

bell    

By the way Sierra High School is NOT a school for retards ,you ignorant a-hole!!!!

2238 days ago
37.

Star    

He will get all the gay votes Hes got that flaming brat attitude

2238 days ago
38.

Michelle    

#34--Belinda-I don't think he sings very well at all. He was terrible last night--his worst performance on the show. I don't care about the continuation school---I just think he is arrogant and annoying and loaded with attitude. Not American Idol material.

2238 days ago
39.

Lucy    

Sorry belinda, but my cousin attended that school and it is full of retards.

2238 days ago
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Michelle    

#34--I am focusing on his talent---I thought his performance was terrible last night, and he has a nasty, arrogant attitude that ruins his performance. That has to figure into American Idol material, not just his voice---which I don't think is that great.

2238 days ago
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mIKA    

GIMME A FLIPPIN BREAK!!! TMZ get a life!!! Danny is talented and if he made on your damn web site than thank you for putting his face out there!... kEEP up the GREAT work danny and stay TRUE to yourself... forget about these HATERS!!

2238 days ago
42.

Why?    

He kinda looks like Jessica Alba!

2238 days ago
43.

ScOtT    

This kid if a loser! If anyone sees him in person; punch him for me!

2238 days ago
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Michelle    

#39--Jizy--too bad his school didn't work on his nasty ass attitude. As for his singing, I don't think it's that great.

2238 days ago
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Michelle    

#22--If you are going to pretend you are Dr. Phil---you may want to learn how to spell---learn the difference between "have" and "half"!! You embarrass yourself.

2238 days ago
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