Mother Shannon Cooper arrested for CHEERING too loudly at her daughter's graduation ceremony
A mother has claimed she was arrested at her daughter’s graduation - for cheering too loudly.
Shannon Cooper was handcuffed and escorted out of the arena where she had been watching her daughter Iesha receive her High School diploma.
She said she was left humiliated after being taken out and put in the back of a police van.
The arrest she said ruined what was supposed to be on of the happiest days of her life.
Her daughter didn't realise her mother had been arrested until friends told her.
'They’re locking your momma up for cheering — and I was like that isn’t right because other people was cheering and they didn’t lock them up,' Iesha told WWAY TV.
Cooper said she wasn't cheering any louder than other parents during the ceremony for graduates from Florence High School in Florence, South Carolina.
She said she was arrested after her 18-year-old daughter walked across the stage to collect her diploma.
Upset: Iesha Cooper said she was shocked to see her mother in a police van, adding that it ruined graduation day for her
Officials said police had warned parents prior to the ceremony that screaming would result in them being removed from the Florence Civic Centre.
Cooper said she was handcuffed and placed in a police van before being transferred to a detention centre.
She was held for several hours before being released on a bond of $225.
Cooper said: 'Humiliation. I don't even think humiliation could describe how I felt. You know, because I feel from just my feelings and then looking at my daughter how she felt.
'I could take you know you know if I did something ,but like I said, yes they said you'll be escorted out no problem. I'll be escorted out. I'll go nicely because I'm gonna cheer. It was hard work. I went through so much to get her to this point you know,' explained Shannon.
Scene: The Florence Civic Centre, where Cooper was arrested
She added: 'I didn't do any more than the others did. Which I feel like no one should have went to jail.'
Iesha said she was devastated to see her mother arrested at the milestone event in her life.
'That's all I can picture, me crying, looking at the police van knowing my mother is in there,' said Iesha.
Cooper said her arrest meant the graduation plans for her daughter had to be postponed.
Police refused to comment about the case, but said the people who got disorderly when they were escorted out of the civic center were arrested.
- British girl caught having sex in Virgin aeroplane toilets as her PARENTS sat nearby
- Student posted 'revenge porn' nude pics of his ex-girlfriend because she 'gave evidence to cops about a burglary he was involved in'
- Pizza delivery man 'caught on hidden camera having sex with family dog'
- Born into brothels: Behind the scenes of Kolkata's notorious red-light district where thousands of girls are forced into sex work
- English teacher, 34, arrested for having sex with 17-year-old student seven times
- Girl, 15, tries to commit suicide after naked picture of her is posted online
- Sex maniac doctor who used medical images as porn, sent naked selfies to patient ... and sexted DURING C-sections
- Loving Family: Man 'had sex with his sister-in-law so that she could get pregnant rather than getting IVF treatments'
- 11-year-old boy beaten by grandmother and mother who then POST VIDEO of abuse on Facebook
- The great celebrity shoe's who: Yes, those vertiginous YSL heels are Kate Winslet's. But, as stars donate their favourite pairs to charity, can you match the other celebrities to their footwear?
- Gloom with a view: Abandoned German hotel that once allowed only the finest people to enter but is now home to bugs and cockroaches
- Catholic girls' school teacher admits lesbian affair with student, 17, after plying her with alcohol
- 'He started following me - and so did his WIFE': TV presenter reveals how she was stalked for eight years by crazed couple
- Oprah Winfrey's father ordered to pay $70K to ex-wife after 'adultery with prostitute'
- Miley Cyrus tweets x-rated Halloween pics
- Maxim 'Hometown Hottie' finalist Persephanie Lesperance arrested in heroin bust
- High school teacher Carly McKinney, 23, 'tweeted nude photos of herself, called her students JAIL BAIT and talked about getting high'
- Just what happened on flight UA201 before it was forced into emergency landing?
- Dougherty Gang sibling Lee Grace posed naked in XXX photo
- Deputies: Guyton man had sex on video with underage boy and dog
- ATM stolen in smash-and-grab at Mall at West End
- Atlanta Man Torico Jackson indicted in 7-year-old murder case
- Police launch all-out search for amorous couple filmed having sex on public fountain in Russia
- Bruce Lee didn't drink, but CGI Bruce Lee is in this liquor ad
- Renisha McBride was twice legal limit when she was shot dead
- City workers continuing to fail random alcohol tests
- Australian Jodie Rose who married Le Pont du Diable BRIDGE celebrates 1st anniversary
- Florida mom shot dead her two children in their beds as they lay sleeping, only to have the children's father discover the grisly scene, newly released autopsy report reveals
- Kerry Washington Pregnant, Expecting First Child With Husband Nnamdi Asomugha!
- Russian factory workers filmed bathing NAKED in milk used to make cheese
- Fisher-Price under fire to withdraw baby bouncy seat with iPad holder
- Kylie Jenner and Scott get the finger from rude model
- Shooting spree in small Texas town of Terrell leaves five dead, Charles Brownlow in custody
- 'May God have mercy on my soul': Last words of man, 21, sentenced to DEATH for his role in the murder of a 15-year-old as he is led to death row
- Chris Brown enters rehab for anger issues
- Woman feels backlash after posting pic of controversial costume
- 13-year-old forced into prostitution, nude dancing at South Beach strip club
- Neymar takes selfie with girlfriend Gabriella Lenzi after Brazil World Cup win
- Female suicide bomber kills five on bus in Russia ahead of Sochi Olympics
- School football coach slapped with bullying complaint after team's 91-0 win
- Miley Cyrus offered $1million to work on porn movie
- Mom, 4 young kids killed in NYC stabbing rampage
- A Ferrari, TWO Bentleys and a $1.4MILLION apartment: Race-row NBA owner Donald Sterling's lavish gifts to girlfriend he argued with on racist recording, as revealed by his wife of 50 years' lawsuit
- 'My mom called me porky and my dad got me drunk and told me I was more than just his daughter': Explosive claims of 'spoiled' cheerleader, 18, suing parents to support her after she ran away
- Abercrombie & Fitch finally says sorry for fat comments
- Bust of Romania's former first lady Arethia Tatarescu in row as 'breasts are too large'
- Police: Waffle House employee Quintavius Martin shoots, kills customer
- Gerry Goffin, Carole King's ex-husband and writing partner, dies at 75
- Man killed in Riceboro industrial accident
Rate this article
|PHOTOS: Plastic Surgery Celebrity||Awkward family photos|
|UPDATED: Faces of Meth||PHOTOS: Celebrities all a-Twitter|