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Senior, Anthony Cornist, who was denied his diploma

In two cases this week, teens and their parents have been punished for cheering at graduations.

In the first case, Shannon Cooper was arrested for disorderly conduct just moments after her daughter, Iesha, walked across the stage in South Florence, South Carolina. Police explain that an announcement before the ceremony stated that anyone who cheered or screamed during the ceremony would be escorted out of the building. After being arrested, Cooper was taken to the Florence County Detention Center until posting a $255 bond.

In the second case, Anthony Cornist, a high school senior in Ohio,  was denied his diploma because his family and friends cheered too loudly during his graduation. Instead of being handed his diploma, he was handed a letter from the principal. The school says that Cornist must complete 20 hours of community service before he can receive his diploma.

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