Cheering Family Issued Arrest Warrants for 'Disturbing the Peace' at HS Graduation

In what appears to be an outrageous overreaction. four people were served arrest warrants for 'disturbing the peace' after cheering for their family members at Senatobia High School's graduation ceremony.

Police at the Mississippi community college where the ceremony was held stated that the superintendent asked the crowd to refrain from screaming and to hold applause until the end, otherwise they would be asked to leave.

“When she went across the stage I just called her name out. ‘Lakaydra’. Just like that,” Ursula Miller said. The others that were served cited making similar minorly disruptive shouts. All were asked to leave the ceremony.

However, Superintendent Jay Foster was not content to leave it at having the rowdy audience members removed and went on to file charges against those who yelled. The arrest warrants were issued with a possible $500 bond.

“It’s crazy,” Henry Walker, one of the four served, 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.”

“Why assign papers on someone? We don’t have money for anything like that,” Linda Walker added.

The four charged are expected in court Monday, June 9.

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