I don’t have a problem with this arrest, it is always announced at the beginning of the ceremony that you can’t cheer and some idiots always do. It is a distraction since they move the kids right along and it’s hard to hear the names of the next kids. – Phoebe
Police place woman in detention center
Published On: Jun 05 2012
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. –
In some places it’s fine to be proud of your graduating children — just not too proud.
A mother in South Carolina was arrested moments after she cheered for her daughter as she walked across the stage to accept her diploma.
Shannon Cooper was handcuffed at the South Florence High School graduation ceremony and charged with disorderly conduct.
“Are ya’ll serious? Are ya’ll for real? I mean, that’s what I’m thinking in my mind,” Cooper told WPDE in Myrtle Beach. “I didn’t say anything. I was just, like, ‘OK, I can’t fight the law.’“
School officials had announced before the ceremony that anyone cheering or screaming for those graduating would be escorted from the building.
Cooper’s daughter, Iesha, wasn’t aware her mother had been arrested until she was informed by friends while she was still participating in the festivities.
Police placed Cooper in a detention center before releasing her on $225 bond.