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      Florence district emphasizes graduation behavior

      A school district in Florence is taking several steps to remind its high school graduates and their families that shouting and other outbursts at graduation won't be tolerated.

      FLORENCE, S.C. (AP) -- A school district in Florence is taking several steps to remind its high school graduates and their families that shouting and other outbursts at graduation won't be tolerated.

      The Morning News of Florence reports (http://bit.ly/18jCVxT ) that Florence School District 1 Superintendent Allie Brooks Jr. has made several trips to the three high schools in the district telling them exactly what he expects. Letters have been sent home with those same directions, and multiple announcements will be made at next week's graduation ceremonies.

      The district received plenty of media attention last year after five spectators were arrested. Brooks says the districts want families to celebrate, but be respectful to other graduates.

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