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Mark me down as being 180 degrees away from UKPat.

 

Unless these folks were CONSTANTLY yelling and would not shut up, its an overreaction.

 

Handcuffs? Jail for 2 hours? Ridiculous and embarrassing for the Rock Hill community and its police force.

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Mark me down as being 180 degrees away from UKPat.

 

Unless these folks were CONSTANTLY yelling and would not shut up, its an overreaction.

 

Handcuffs? Jail for 2 hours? Ridiculous and embarrassing for the Rock Hill community and its police force.

 

I think UKPat was just being a tad facetitious.

 

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Fort Mill Principal Dee Christopher says school officials don't ask that offenders be arrested but that he plans to keep a police presence at future graduation ceremonies.

 

"We think it's important for every graduate's name to be heard and for every person in the arena to be able to see that student cross the stage. ... That's why we have disruptive guests removed," he said.

 

I understand very much their desire to have each student's name heard. And agree they should have the right to have unduly disputive guests removed. ARRESTING these individuals is way over-the-top and indeed embarrassing for the school, community, and especially the police department. It's called common sense, people . . .

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Mark me down as being 180 degrees away from UKPat.

 

Unless these folks were CONSTANTLY yelling and would not shut up, its an overreaction.

 

Handcuffs? Jail for 2 hours? Ridiculous and embarrassing for the Rock Hill community and its police force.

 

"Badges? We don't need no stinking badges."

 

Oh wait, Rock HILL........

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There's always a "rest of the story". I wonder if these people, when removed from the auditorium, were abusive or threatening toward the police officers? It was noted that not all were arrested. Everything is not always as it appears at first glance.

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Fort Mill Principal Dee Christopher says school officials don't ask that offenders be arrested but that he plans to keep a police presence at future graduation ceremonies.

 

"We think it's important for every graduate's name to be heard and for every person in the arena to be able to see that student cross the stage. ... That's why we have disruptive guests removed," he said.

I agree with everything the principal said. At my youngest son's graduation, we couldn't hear some of the names and missed half the valeditorian's speed because of loud people in the crowd.

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I understand that they want the applause held till the end, and that is fine. But seriously.....escorting them out and arresting them, WAY OVER THE TOP. I mean pause an extra 5 seconds after each name and all the names will be heard and people can clap and yell. I think its great that parents,friends and family are happy and excited that their loved one has graduated. Let them be happy and clap.

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I'm glad these fools are thrown in jail. It's about time police turned their attention to this growing problem of people who care that their family who has graduated.

 

:thumb: I have to agree with you.

 

Why would any parent, friend, or family member want to cheer for someone graduating high school. It's not like their kid sells crack. See that is something to be proud about. (J/K)

 

What is this world coming too. Next folks will be arrested for sing happy birthday at Chucky Cheese.

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Clyde, you may want to re-read UkPat's post. I'm pretty sure the stuff dripping down my computer screen is his sarcasm.:thumb:

 

OK. I re-read and I think you're right . I somehow missed the sarcasm.

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I understand that they want the applause held till the end, and that is fine. But seriously.....escorting them out and arresting them, WAY OVER THE TOP. I mean pause an extra 5 seconds after each name and all the names will be heard and people can clap and yell. I think its great that parents,friends and family are happy and excited that their loved one has graduated. Let them be happy and clap.

No way they should have been arrested but I do understand them being asked to leave. Although pausing an extra 5 seconds after each name doesn't sound like a big deal think about a school like Henderson that has roughly 550 seniors each year. That is an extra 45 mins that it would take to finish. Then think about a school with 1000 seniors.

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No way they should have been arrested but I do understand them being asked to leave. Although pausing an extra 5 seconds after each name doesn't sound like a big deal think about a school like Henderson that has roughly 550 seniors each year. That is an extra 45 mins that it would take to finish. Then think about a school with 1000 seniors.

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