Three relatives who cheered during a high school graduation ceremony in Senatobia, Miss., have been charged with criminal offenses, reports the Jackson Clarion-Ledger. Superintendent Jay Foster had asked the crowd to hold their applause until the end. Four people allegedly disobeyed. They were not only asked to leave, but Foster got the names of three of them and pressed charges for disturbing the peace.
“I can understand they can escort me out of the graduation, but to say they are going to put me in jail for it,” said Ursula Miller, one of those charged. “What else are they allowed to do?” Foster said he didn’t think that simply removing them from the service was sufficient. He said he viewed the cheering as an act of defiance, adding, “It looked like they did it on purpose.”