Cheered to loudly at school graduation? Then you will be jailed

Cheered to loudly at school graduation? Then you will be jailed

At the Mississippi high school graduation four family members were accused of cheering too loudly and could be imprisoned for an inappropriate behavior.

At the Mississippi high school graduation four family members were accused of cheering too loudly and could be imprisoned for an inappropriate behavior.

The four were charged with disturbing the peace of a former event at Senatobia High School on May 21, so the authorities punished them with the 6-month imprisonment and a $500 fine.

Henry Walker, whose sister had a graduation that day, screamed ‘You did it, baby!‘, when her name was announced at the ceremony and was thrown down just the next moment, said his mother Linda Walker. Mrs Walker was also present at the ceremony of her daughter’s graduation and stated that to her mind it was completely unfair what the official did to her son.

Jay Foster, the superintendent who pressed the charges, was made to become strict after previous graduations. He explained that because of such loud screams, some children haven’t been even able to hear their names announced.

I hope we send them a message that everybody deserves the right to hear their child’s name called, see their child walk across stage

– stated Mr Foster.

However, school authorities put a warning in the program about a possibility of being removed. It was made especially for those who was disruptive or didn’t hold their applause.

Police officers were instructed to take disruptive people out of the Northwest Mississippi Community College, where the graduation ceremony was held, stated Zabe Davis, chief of local campus police.
He also added that the principal ordered to stop the ceremony if someone would have an inappropriate behavior and to point out those, who would be guilty.

When a child does all they can to graduate, it’s an honor and a privilege for them to walk that stage. It’s a privilege for me to clap and applaud

– said Linda Walker.

She also added that she was so happy to see her daughter graduate that she couldn’t help crying.

On June 9 those four, who were accused, are to face the court.

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