7 people arrested for cheering at hig...

7 people arrested for cheering at high school graduations in South Carolina

There are 11 comments on the Slam Sports story from Jun 11, 2008, titled 7 people arrested for cheering at high school graduations in South Carolina. In it, Slam Sports reports that:

Authorities say seven people attending high school graduations in Rock Hill, South Carolina, are facing charges after police say they cheered while students' names were being called.

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GiveMeGED

Summerville, SC

#1 Jun 11, 2008
How do you spell stupid? H-i-g-h-s-c-h-o-o-l-a-d-m-i-n- i-s-t-a-t-o-r-s!

Reminds me of the graduation where the kid forced the school board to ban any prayer in the graduation ceremony. Instead a moment of silence was observed. During which, a member of the audience began speaking the Lord's prayer out loud. The entire audience erupted into prayer along with the bold individual. The kid that started the whole mess was so upset by the pray, that he jumped up and ran out of the auditorium. He later calmed down and wanted to go back in to get his diploma, where upon the security guards reminded him of the rule that no one would be readmitted once they leave. He never got his diploma that day. HA HA HA HA HA! Life is way too funny!
Unity74

San Antonio, TX

#2 Jun 12, 2008
GiveMeGED wrote:
How do you spell stupid? H-i-g-h-s-c-h-o-o-l-a-d-m-i-n- i-s-t-a-t-o-r-s!
Reminds me of the graduation where the kid forced the school board to ban any prayer in the graduation ceremony. Instead a moment of silence was observed. During which, a member of the audience began speaking the Lord's prayer out loud. The entire audience erupted into prayer along with the bold individual. The kid that started the whole mess was so upset by the pray, that he jumped up and ran out of the auditorium. He later calmed down and wanted to go back in to get his diploma, where upon the security guards reminded him of the rule that no one would be readmitted once they leave. He never got his diploma that day. HA HA HA HA HA! Life is way too funny!
hahaha! LOVE IT!
StephensS

Casper, WY

#3 Jun 15, 2008
In my home-town of Marion,S.C.,they have officers posted about every two sections of the bleachers&if you cheer for your family member when their name is called..they will come up&escort you out of ceremony.You have to stand outside the fence to watch the rest.If you yell again,they make you leave completely.
What happened to "the land of the free"!? Students all over the world(along with parents!)have worked hard for 12-13 years of their life to make it to this(suppose to be)happiest&proudest moment in their lives!They like being cheered on as they get called up to get their diploma!It's a proud moment for the kids&parents!Nine times out of ten,the ceremony is held outside(weather permitting)so..LET THE PEOPLE YELL if they so choose...they are outside,you know!!
slugger

Chester, SC

#4 Jun 15, 2008
Seems to me that the parents and family need a little education in manners and obeying the rules.
Hi There

Oxford, MS

#5 Jun 15, 2008
Oh Please!!!

These kids deserve a big Cheer.
Hell they made it!! They didn't drop out or end up on drugs or in jail.
It's their moment!!! Let em have it.

Lock up the dumb ass that made the " no cheering" rule.

CONGRATS TO THE CLASS OF 2008!!!

“Join reality.”

Since: Jul 07

Columbia, SC

#6 Jun 15, 2008
slugger wrote:
Seems to me that the parents and family need a little education in manners and obeying the rules.
You mean like 99% of the people that can't drive the speed limit, and can't show manners and obey the rules on the highway?

I wonder... do you do the speed limit? Do you use a turn signal to change lanes? Do you STOP at Stop signs?

If not.. then you can include yourself in the group that needs some education in manners and obeying the rules.

And before asked.. yep.. I do all of those things, because I RESPECT the people I'm on the road with, even if they don't respect me for obeying the law.
Lonewolf

Leesville, SC

#7 Jun 17, 2008
Everyone thinks that they're an exception to the rules,no matter how trivial they seem to some people,there's usually a good reason for them.And some wonder why the world is in the shape it's in today.
MisterTwo

Columbia, SC

#8 Jun 17, 2008
If you've ever been to a big graduation ceremony, it's easy to understand why they have such rules. They have lots of names to go through in a limited amount of time so they go through them quickly. If you let people yell and cheer, it can be hard for some people to hear names. What's so hard to understand about that. You can cheer when they get finished w/ all the names like everyone else.
MisterTwo

Columbia, SC

#9 Jun 17, 2008
By the way, it's spelled administRators
2008 Grad Mom

Mobile, AL

#10 Jun 18, 2008
My youngest child graduated from high school last month. It was announced at the beginning of the ceremony that if anyone yelled or cheered they would be escorted from the building by a police officer. This did not matter to some people. They yelled and continued to yell. It got to the point that they would yell, get up from their seat and leave before the police officer arrived to retrieve them. These people absolutely ruined my child's graduation ceremony. Instead of this being a solemn and dignified occasion, it was a three-ring circus! Most of us had been waiting 13 years to hear our child's name announced as they walked across the stage to receive their diploma. This was a graduating class of close to 300 kids. I applaud the schools that arrested people for loud cheering during their graduation ceremonies. This should happen more often and maybe, just maybe, this will make people behave. Could the children of these ill-mannered adults be the very ones that gave trouble to their teachers throughout their school years? The appple does not fall far from the tree.
moron

Maxton, NC

#11 Jun 18, 2008
2008 Grad Mom wrote:
My youngest child graduated from high school last month. It was announced at the beginning of the ceremony that if anyone yelled or cheered they would be escorted from the building by a police officer. This did not matter to some people. They yelled and continued to yell. It got to the point that they would yell, get up from their seat and leave before the police officer arrived to retrieve them. These people absolutely ruined my child's graduation ceremony. Instead of this being a solemn and dignified occasion, it was a three-ring circus! Most of us had been waiting 13 years to hear our child's name announced as they walked across the stage to receive their diploma. This was a graduating class of close to 300 kids. I applaud the schools that arrested people for loud cheering during their graduation ceremonies. This should happen more often and maybe, just maybe, this will make people behave. Could the children of these ill-mannered adults be the very ones that gave trouble to their teachers throughout their school years? The appple does not fall far from the tree.
the graduation ceremony has been replaced by hoop it up hellraisers that dont give a **** about anyone but their own.
The sense of community pride that once was strong at such events has been replaced with the me first I'm the greatest bs that once was only demonstrated by athletes that had been nursed until their 18th birthday.
Loud cheering for one child during a ceremony like this only ensures that the next child will be announced and no one will hear their name. Shame on the selfish.

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