- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 24, 2014

FLORENCE, S.C. (AP) - A Florence County woman arrested after cheering at her daughter’s graduation despite a plea for decorum has settled a lawsuit against the school district.

The Morning News of Florence reported Wednesday (https://bit.ly/1vaQol5 ) that Shannon Goodman’s attorney Lee Herron says details of the settlement are confidential.

In 2012, Goodman was arrested for disorderly conduct during the South Florence High School graduation at the Florence Civic Center.

Police said she cheered loudly as her daughter got her diploma, even though school officials had told those present that anyone who cheered or screamed would be escorted from the building.

Goodman was acquitted of the criminal charge after a jury trial. She filed the lawsuit saying she was publicly humiliated by the arrest. Neither District 1 officials nor their attorneys had a comment.


Information from: Morning News, https://www.scnow.com

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