An administrator at a South Carolina high school allegedly said those who cheer at an upcoming graduation ceremony could be fined more than $1,000.
The administrator allegedly told Greenville High School students and parents that cheering during the school’s upcoming graduation ceremony could result in a $1,030 fine.
“Since graduation is a dignified and solemn occasion, graduating seniors and their guests should behave appropriately. Please ask your guests not to call out, cheer, whistle, or applaud during the reading of names and presentation of diplomas,” a slide at a recent assembly also read, according to the Greenville News.
“The Citation for Family Members yelling out is $1,030,” it continued.
It is not currently clear how that amount came about, the Greenville News reported.
A spokesperson for Greenville County Schools told the newspaper that the graduation ceremony is “under the jurisdiction of the Greenville Police Department” because the event will be held at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena.
“If someone starts yelling obscenities, that’s a different story. That would get into the ‘disorderly’ realm,” he said.