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Can you imagine getting handcuffed at your child's graduation...for cheering

Posted by on Jun. 5, 2012 at 6:06 PM
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South Carolina mom Shannon Cooper was stunned when she was escorted out of South Florence High School's graduation ceremony and booked for disorderly conduct — because she proudly cheered as her 18-year-old daughter walked across the stage to receive her diploma. As WWAY3 reports, police said that an announcement at the ceremony had warned that anyone who screamed would be escorted out of the building.

Shannon responded: "Disorderly conduct? What's the disorderly conduct? How was I so disorderly, you know, any different from just a happy parent?"

The family's graduation celebration plans for the rest of the day had to be postponed.

Read the full story here (WWAY3)

 

by on Jun. 5, 2012 at 6:06 PM
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Cpdsptchgrl
by on Jun. 5, 2012 at 7:25 PM
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Well...she can't say she wasn't warned. They put the rule out there and she broke it. It doesn't matter how small it may seem to her. There are consequences for breaking rules.
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MommaRoseT
by Member on Jun. 5, 2012 at 7:59 PM
No, I can't.
TableforSeven
by Judy on Jun. 5, 2012 at 8:12 PM
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If they made an announcement - why was she shocked when they actually did what they said they would?  Just because it was her kid's graduation doesn't give her the right to act-up/carry-on.  All the other parents there were just as proud of their kids....and they were still, obvioulsy, able to contain themselves.

KylesMom409
by Linnette on Jun. 5, 2012 at 8:28 PM
Neither can I.

Quoting MommaRoseT:

No, I can't.
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e-doolittle
by Kelly on Jun. 5, 2012 at 10:09 PM

hmmmmmm

MommyJDTJ
by on Jun. 6, 2012 at 12:49 AM
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Wow. Why would they have a rule like that?
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TableforSeven
by Judy on Jun. 6, 2012 at 6:30 AM

Probably because if every kid's family screamed and carried on each time a name was announced - the ceremony would last HOURS.  Most graduations are long enough....especially if there are a lot of kids in the graduating class (my grad class was 578 kids.....I can't imagine how long it would have taken if people yelled each and every time a name was announced! - my oldest daughters grad class was 73, no one was yelling/carrying-on and the ceremony STILL lasted 2+ hours!

Quoting MommyJDTJ:

Wow. Why would they have a rule like that?


mumsy2three
by Shauna on Jun. 6, 2012 at 6:33 AM

Me either.

Quoting KylesMom409:

Neither can I.

Quoting MommaRoseT:

No, I can't.


MommyJDTJ
by on Jun. 6, 2012 at 8:47 AM
My grad class was over 2000 students and there was no one getting arrested for cheering and lasted only 2 hrs or so. And we had blow up things voing around like we were not supposed to and no one got arrested.

I just find it interesting


Quoting TableforSeven:

Probably because if every kid's family screamed and carried on each time a name was announced - the ceremony would last HOURS.  Most graduations are long enough....especially if there are a lot of kids in the graduating class (my grad class was 578 kids.....I can't imagine how long it would have taken if people yelled each and every time a name was announced! - my oldest daughters grad class was 73, no one was yelling/carrying-on and the ceremony STILL lasted 2+ hours!


Quoting MommyJDTJ:

Wow. Why would they have a rule like that?


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Mommy2Nia
by on Jun. 6, 2012 at 8:48 AM
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I saw this on the morning news. I think it is quite silly. Every high school graduation I have attended has had this "no cheering" rule so that you can hear each child's name called. People still clap and call out their child's names. No one has ever been arrested!
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