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Graduation Horror Stories

by on June 7, 2012

by JMan

Graduation is everyone’s favorite time of time of year especially after you’ve had to go through 4 dreadful years of high school. It’s almost time for you to become an adult and there’s a lot expected of you as you move on to new heights and responsibilities in college. Everyone knows that you’re supposed to hold your applause and cheers at graduation ceremony, but we all know that no one ever listens to that rule. I don’t even think my family listened to that rule when I graduated from high school last year, lol.

Despite this given fact, some people have faced some dumb and idiotic penalties for their actions of being joyous for their family members reaching a new point in their lives.

We’ll start with the mother who was LOCKED UP for cheering for her daughter, here’s the story from -_____-

Shannon Cooper cheered as her daughter walked across the stage to get her diploma from South Florence High School Saturday night, but just minutes later, Shannon was handcuffed and arrested. Florence Police charged Shannon with disorderly conduct. She said officers walked her across the Florence Civic Center, where the graduation ceremony was being held, in full view of everyone, including her daughter, Iesha Cooper, 18.

I understand what the rules are, but EVERYONE DOES IT!!! Why was this mother singled out? I don’t understand why it’s so wrong for a parent to show her child how proud she is that she has graduated. I might have sympathized with the school a little bit if they had just simply kicked her out, but to handcuff and arrest her causes even more of a scene than when she was screaming and cheering for her child. C’mon son!

Here is another story that might be even crazier, courtesy of WCPO-TV:

Anthony Cornist mother

When Anthony Cornist (the 2nd leading tackler of his HS football team) walked across the stage at his high school graduation, his family made some noise……….”Teachers, other students and other family members who weren’t with us were also cheering for him also. He’s well known,” Traci said. The excitement proved too much for the administration. 

Instead of a diploma, Anthony got a letter from the principal, Marlon Styles, Jr.  “I will be holding your diploma in the main office,” the letter said, “due to the excessive cheering your guests displayed during the roll call.” “I did nothing wrong except walk across the stage,” Anthony said.

The school demands 20 hours of community service before he can graduate. Those hours can be split between Anthony and his family, or the senior can perform them all himself.

That is some bull!!! I guess the main lesson of this post is listen to your principal or dean the next time you graduate and they tell you to keep quiet until everyone has received their diploma in case they have a terrible life and can’t stand the sight of happiness, smh.

There’s so much negativity in our world and it’s sad that a positive moment in these two high school graduates’ lives had to be turned into something so dumb and unnecessary.


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