Family in Mississippi under arrest for cheering at graduation

The group were reportedly ejected from the ceremony for shouting out a name

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Warrants have been issued for the arrest of the family of a student graduating from high school in Mississippi, according to reports.

Two of the group of four were reportedly ejected from the ceremony at Senatobia High School on May 21 because college officials had asked the crowd not to scream and to hold their applause until the end.

And just over a week later, they claim they were served with warrants for their arrest for 'disturbing the peace', with a possible $500 bond.

WREG News Channel 3 reported that Ursula Miller - whose niece Lakaydra Walker, 18, was on stage for her graduation - was told to leave alongside Lakaydra's brother, Henry Walker.

Ms Miller told the news channel: "When she went across the stage I just called her name out.  'Lakaydra'. Just like that."

Her mum, Linda Walker, said that her brother said, "you did it baby" before waving his towel at his sister and walking out of the door.

But then, she claims, they were served with papers a week or two later that threatened to throw them in prison.

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Senatobia Municipal School District Superintendent Jay Foster, who declined an on-camera interview, reportedly confirmed to WREG that he had filed charges against them.

And he allegedly said that he was "determined" to have order at graduation ceremonies.

He told CNN: “The goal was to allow all graduates to have the privilege of hearing their name called."

But Mr Walker said: “It’s crazy. 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 four people served with warrants are expected in court Monday, June 9.

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