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Black Family Faces Jail For Cheering Teen At High School Graduation (Video)

| by Michael Allen
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An African-American family in Senatobia, Mississippi, is facing jail time for cheering at a high school girl's graduation.

Attendees at the Senatobia High School graduation ceremony were supposed to hold their applause until the end, but Linda Walker and three other adult family members cheered for her 18-year-old daughter Lanarcia, noted WREG (video below).

Walker and the other adults were asked to leave the graduation ceremony, and later were served with warrants, reports The Guardian.

Senatobia Municipal School District Superintendent Jay Foster reportedly filed "disturbing the peace" charges with local police against the family.

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Foster refused to appear on camera and explain why he wants the family jailed, but told WREG that he intends to enforce order at graduation ceremonies.

“Why assign papers on someone? We don’t have money for anything like that,” Walker told WREG.

Sources: WREG, The Guardian
Image Credit: WREG Screenshot