We love a good laugh, and our wonderful, government schools are a joke that just keeps on giving.
Not content to propagandize mind-numbed “students” and never missing an opportunity to explore the limits of zero-tolerance, zero-thought policies, government schools are now applying their humorless, jack-booted oppression on poor saps who make the mistake of going to worthless “graduation” ceremonies. Graduating from a government school should be a celebration — akin to being released from prison.
Friends and family members beware: if you’d like to celebrate people who are finally escaping the world’s worst indoctrination centers, do it at home. Government school property isn’t a safe place for anyone.
COLUMBIA, S.C. â€” When school officials in Rock Hill, South Carolina, tell graduation ceremony crowds to hold their applause until the end, they mean it â€” Police arrested seven people after they were accused of loud cheering during the ceremonies.
Six people at Fort Mill High School’s graduation were charged Saturday and a seventh at the graduation for York Comprehensive High School was charged Friday with disorderly conduct, authorities said. Police said the seven yelled after students’ names were called.
“I just thought they were going to escort me out,” Jonathan Orr told The Herald of Rock Hill. “I had no idea they were going to put andcuffs on me and take me to jail.”
Orr, 21, spent two hours in jail after he was arrested when he yelled for his cousin at York’s commencement at the Winthrop University Coliseum.
Rock Hill police began patrolling commencements several years ago at the request of school districts who complained of increasing disruption. Those attending graduations are told they can be prosecuted for bad behavior and letters are sent home with students, said Rock Hill police spokesman Lt. Jerry Waldrop.
All the cases, except for one that includes a resisting arrest charge, will be handled in city court and are punishable by a maximum of 30 days in jail and a $1,000 fine.
Orr said he thinks people should be allowed to cheer.
“For some people, it might be the only member of their family to graduate high school, and it was like a funeral in there,” Orr said.
William Massey, 19, was arrested but said he plans to fight the charge. He said he simply “clapped and gave a little whoop” when his fiancee’s name was called. Massey said there were warnings before the ceremony but none that said he could be arrested.
He said not everyone who cheered was arrested.