Mom Arrested At Daughter’s Graduation

I am crazy about my kids.

When they work hard for something and accomplish it, I am their #1 cheerleader.

Don’t even get me started on Mo’s soccer games. I am up on my feet the entire game cheering like I’m at a Mariah Carey concert.

I can’t even imagine  their high school graduation…which is why I can empathize with mom, Shannon Cooper.

Shannon Cooper, a South Carolina mother was arrested for cheering too loudly at her daughter’s graduation.

Before the graduation ceremony, it was announced that anyone who cheered or screamed would be escorted out of the building.

Despite the warning, Cooper said when her daughter Iesha walked across the stage, she cheered, then was escorted out of the Florence Civic Center.

Cooper said she didn’t act any differently than other families when their children’s names were called during the South Florence High School ceremony.

“I can’t argue with the police, but I’m like are you serious? I didn’t do any more than the others did.” Cooper told the station. “I feel like no one should have went to jail.”

Cooper was placed in a police van, taken to a detention center and charged with disorderly conduct. She was there for several hours before her daughter posted her $225 bond.

I get it, graduation ceremony celebrations can get out of hand: beach balls, bullhorns, hooping and hollering.  However, as a parent, I realize the struggle many face to get their child through 12 years of school.

Yes there has to rules and compliance. Just seems kind of weird that in a state where it  is perfectly legal to beat your wife on the court house steps on Sundays, you will get arrested for cheering your child on at high school graduation.

I imagine Iesha’s graduation party must have been a little awkward.

Nonetheless, congratulations to her, and a fist bump for Mama Sharon. I’m not mad at her.

One Comment on “Mom Arrested At Daughter’s Graduation”

  1. Shannon June 6, 2012 at 10:13 AM #

    This is absolutely ridiculous! There are killers roaming free on the streets and this lady, who was just excited about her daughter finishing school, was arrested? What is wrong with our police? She wasn’t harming anyone.

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