Arrest warrants sent to relatives for cheering at the high school graduation…really?

How many people have attended a high school graduation? Were there people there that cheered too loudly? Did it bug you? It might have but did you think they should have been arrested? The superintendent of schools in Sentobia MS had relatives escorted out of the high school graduation after loud outburst, but he took it to another level when he said they disturbed the peace and subsequently arrest warrants have been sent to them. So cheering for your relative has now been criminalized. Read the linked story and share your thoughts

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  • Bill  On June 4, 2015 at 10:24 pm

    Good for him. Social decorum is all but dead and if drastic measures are required to salvage what remains, then so be it. By the way, do you want to bet that the graduate for whom the cheers were be yelled was not graduating with honors?

    • musesofamom  On June 5, 2015 at 1:01 pm

      Cheering is not arrest worthy. It can be irritating but no one should have to pay a fine or serve jail time for doing it.

      • Bill  On June 6, 2015 at 3:26 pm

        Is undesired and prohibited cheering tantamount to disturbing the peace? In many jurisdictions disturbing the peace is arrest worthy, which is the charge here.

    • LPM  On June 5, 2015 at 2:24 pm

      “By the way, do you want to bet that the graduate for whom the cheers were be yelled was not graduating with honors?” I don’t know about that, Bill. I just attended a graduation this week, where the audience was also instructed not to cheer. Much to the authorities’ dismay (I assume), each child was heartily cheered, and the loudest cheers were for (1) the young lady who was the valedictorian, (2) a young man with obvious special needs who had to be helped across the stage, and (3) a posthumous bestowal for a young lady who died tragically a few weeks earlier. Moreover, the principal of the school reported that 100% of the graduates had been accepted into college, and that they had amassed more than $10 million in scholarships.

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