In Myrtle Beach, S.C., at South Florence High School, a Mother of a graduating student was arrested for happily cheering for her daughter at the school’s graduation ceremony.

Even though this sounds like bologna, the rule that ‘no one at the graduation ceremony is allowed to cheer or they will be escorted out of the building’ is even more stacks of bologna!

Shannon Cooper, the Mother who was just so excited, she couldn’t hide it- proudly cheered for daughter, not thinking about the stupid rule that was announced before the ceremony begun. It was until officials started coming her way, that Cooper realized she shouldn’t have freely expressed herself!

Cooper was taken out of the auditorium, arrested, and charged with disorderly conduct! Her daughter Iesha graduated with no idea that anything happened to her Mom until later, when she got wind that Police placed her Mom in a detention center and needed to be bailed out for $225.


When Cooper was bailed out, she told WPDE in Myrtle Beach how she felt about the absurd arrest, saying that she wasn’t the only audience member cheering, and the arrest was unfair. Cooper said, “They’re locking your [Iesha’s] Mama up for cheering — and I was like that isn’t right because other people was cheering and they didn’t lock them up… Are ya’ll serious? Are ya’ll for real? I mean, that’s what I’m thinking in my mind. I didn’t say anything. I was just, like, ‘OK, I can’t fight the law.’”