​Mom Arrested Cheering Too Loudly At Graduation

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June 10, 2012

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A mother was handcuffed and arrested in Florence, South Carolina for cheering too loudly at her daughter’s high-school graduation. She was taken to the detention center and booked for disorderly conduct. The incident was shocking to those who attended the school event.

This all happened after parents were warned not to cheer, yell, or shout during the roll call.

However, Shannon Cooper chose to break the rule and cheer her graduate on anyway, which got her arrested for disorderly conduct.

“Don’t scream, don’t cheer. No, I’m thinking in my mind. No, I’mma cheer because, you know, I went through too much to get her to this point. I can’t show my excitement? I can’t cheer? I can’t applaud her letting her know yes, I’m so proud of you, like all the other years when people graduate. How can I not cheer for my child?,” Cooper said.

Cooper was kept in jail for hours before she was allowed to pay 225 dollars to be released.

Pamela Little-McDaniel, a spokeswoman for the school district, told ABC News, “Because three high schools were graduating together, it was important to ensure that every parent was able to hear their child’s name called. The school sent out multiple notices to all parents requesting their cooperation and warning them that cheering or yelling could get them removed by police from the ceremony.”

“The school did try to communicate this information with the parent, so everyone would be able to hear the ceremony and hear their child’s name get called,” she added.