- The Washington Times - Wednesday, June 3, 2015

A Mississippi superintendent has reportedly filed disturbing the peace charges against several family members who cheered for students during the graduation ceremony.

Video from Senatobia High School’s graduation ceremony showed Henry Walker shouting “you did it baby!” as 18-year-old Lanarcia Walker went to receive her diploma, a local CBS affiliate reported.

“When she went across the stage I just called her name out. ‘Lakaydra.’ Just like that,” Ursula Miller, Ms. Walker’s aunt, told the station.

Police at Northwest Mississippi Community College, where the ceremony was held, said the superintendent asked the crowd not to scream and to hold their applause until the end, CBS reported.

Ms. Miller and Henry Walker were two of four people asked to leave the ceremony for cheering.

“A week or two later, I was served with some papers,” Ms. Miller said.

Senatobia Municipal School District Superintendent Jay Foster had filed disturbing the peace charges against the four people, and officers issued warrants for their arrests with a possible $500 bond, CBS reported.

“It’s crazy,” Mr. Walker said. “The fact that I might have to bond out of jail, pay court costs, or a $500 fine for expressing my love, it’s ridiculous, man. It’s ridiculous.”

The superintendent declined an on-camera interview with CBS, but said he’s determined to have order during graduation ceremonies.

The four people charged are expected in court Monday, the station said.

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