Charged for Cheering?
Four people have been issued warrants for cheering at a high school graduation in Mississippi.
Before the ceremony started, Senatobia High School’s superintendent asked audience members not to cheer or scream and to hold their applause until the end of the ceremony. But some family members just couldn’t hold back their excitement.
Ursula Miller was one of four served a warrant.
“When she went across the stage I just called her name out. ‘Lakaydra’. Just like that,” Ursula Miller said about her niece.
Her husband Henry said, “You did it baby” and waved a towel and went out the door. The Millers, along with two others, were asked to leave for cheering during the ceremony.
A week or two later, they were served papers.
The superintendent not only threatened to put them in jail, but charged them with “disturbing the peace.”
“It’s crazy,” Henry Walker said. “The fact that I might have to bond out of jail, pay court costs, or a $500 fine for expressing my love, it’s ridiculous man. It’s ridiculous.”
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