Woman arrested for cheering at daughter's graduation

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  1. jnpy!$4g3cwk macrumors 65816

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    I've been to graduations. For some reason, they always tell the audience not to cheer. And, half the time, people cheer anyway. So, for some reason, at this graduation, when the mother cheered, they arrested her. I guess this is another example of "Zero Tolerance":

    http://www.carolinalive.com/news/story.aspx?id=761693


     
  2. firestarter macrumors 603

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    What a depressing catalogue of petty stupidity and childishness; from the parents to the school to the police.

    Sounds like this lady knew she'd be escorted from the building when she cheered (according to the story, many others had before her... and the cheering was loud and disrespectful to other's kids). I don't have much sympathy, but then I don't think the school/police were right either.

    Dysfunctional parents (on both sides), over officious school and police. Let's hope this next generation of graduates aren't as pig-ignorant as their parents.
     
  3. 184550 Guest

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    This is typical policy for any high school graduation in the area. The same rules applied when I graduated from HS. Everyone was informed up front by the school that this type of behavior would not be permitted and that it would result in the offending party being escorted out of the auditorium.

    If (collective) you've read the comments (some of which are absolutely hilarious), then you'll have already noted that Ms. Cooper has commented on the article and has stated she knew that she would be escorted out for the offense.
     
  4. Huntn macrumors G5

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    She was arrested. Last I heard this was more than an escort and that is BS.
     
  5. jnpy!$4g3cwk thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Personally, I wouldn't cheer in such a situation, having been asked not to. But, I have also observed that half the time, people do it anyway. Like exceeding the speed limit, except that in this case there is no issue of public safety involved. So, if I were there, I would be annoyed both by the cheering people, and, annoyed by the police escorting people out. And wondering why we have these ceremonies to begin with if we can't agree on the rules ;)
     
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    No **** Sherlock Huntn. Perhaps you can show me where the article explains why though. The article is pretty vague on hard details.

    See above.
     
  7. ThisIsNotMe macrumors 68000

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    If she was actually arrested then I think that was a BIG over reaction.

    If she was kicked out of the building for causing a ruckus when it was inappropriate then the reaction was fine.
     
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    The problem with HS graduation is the variety of the types of people involved.
     
  9. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    South Carolina is obviously pissed with all the "ink" that the North has been getting of late.

    "Hey, where's ours!!!!" :mad:
     
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    Yes - I read hers and those of the other parents... hence my comments about pig ignorance.

    Let's hope those folks expand their gene pool at some point in the near future.
     
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    High School graduation, especially in the south, is nothing to cheer for.
     
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    It is, if Mom wants her out of the house, and soon. :p
     
  13. citizenzen macrumors 65816

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    You can't cheer at commencement?

    That's harsh, dude.

    People can cheer all they want when their kids graduate from the university where I work.
     
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    For a some of these people it is though. Graduation from HS is the biggest accomplishment in their life. However, they should still learn proper etiquette.
     
  15. Huntn macrumors G5

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    I have no problem with someone being escorted out. This person was arrested hand cuffed, and then paraded in front of everyone. If it was as described, I don't consider that a reasonable police response for the circumstances.

    And what exactly is wrong with giving a cheer to your kid for graduating? What exactly is wrong with you people? :p That part of the ceremony is just a parade across the stage to collect your piece of paper. As described, it feels so police-state.
     
  16. Heilage macrumors 68030

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    I'm sorry, I don't get this. Why isn't it allowed to cheer on a graduation?
     
  17. firestarter macrumors 603

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    Read the comments if you've got time to kill. It's all about a dysfunctional school system where parents compete with each other to be disruptive, and the authorities react with heavy handedness rather than intelligence and subtlety - making the situation worse.

    I thought it was somewhere in the third world, but it's in America apparently.
     
  18. Mac'nCheese macrumors 68030

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    A lot of schools have the same rule. You can't cheer for one student because then you wouldn't hear the name of the next student being called. You are supposed to wait for the end of the names to cheer.
     
  19. Happybunny macrumors 68000

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    We have the exact same rule here in the Netherlands.
    It's only common decency, it is always clearly written on the programe or by the entrance to the hall.
     
  20. quagmire macrumors 603

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    I will take cheering over parents blowing an air horn like some did at my college graduation last month when their kids were announced......
     
  21. citizenzen macrumors 65816

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    Get a better PA system.

    Problem solved.

    :D
     
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    If celebrating is so wrong at a graduation why not just mail everyone their diplomas and not have a ceremony.
     
  23. citizenzen macrumors 65816

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    If I believed in upvoting I'd give you one.
     
  24. Mac'nCheese macrumors 68030

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    Its not wrong. There just isn't time to stop after every single name is called for individual cheering. Why can't some people follow the rules and cheer for everyone when all the names are done? Because some people just care about themselves and not about others.
     
  25. citizenzen macrumors 65816

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    Graduation is a very emotional experience for the student and their friends and families. Asking people to stifle on their emotions is counterintuitive to that moment and what they're feeling inside.

    As I mentioned before, I work at a university where people cheer freely. IMO it would change the atmosphere tremendously to ask people to hold their cheers to the end ... and not for the batter.

    Let people celebrate.
     

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