Parents were issued warrants for "disturbing the peace" for cheering for their kids.
We all know we're supposed to hold our applause until the very last name is read at commencement. We also all know that a big crowd of people can't sit in silence listening to names of people they don't care about for very long without wanting to scream. That's why when the name of their child or sibling finally gets announced, they freak out.
It's par for the course at a boring event like graduation, but one Mississippi Superintendent couldn't take it in stride. He not only asked two people to leave the ceremony for shouting things like "you did it, baby!" but also had police send warrants for their arrest, including a $500 bond.
Not only do these supportive people have to show up to an unnecessary court date, they'll never get the time back that they spent watching that dumb graduation. If anyone owes someone $500, it's that high school for making people sit through that.
Ugh. Welcome to the real world, Class of 2015. Shut up or go to jail.