Mom locked up for cheering at child's graduation

Her daughter, Iesha, said she didn't really know what was going on until friends told her her mother was being arrested.

FLORENCE, SC (WPDE) - Shannon Cooper cheered as her daughter walked across the stage to get her diploma from South Florence High School Saturday night, but just minutes later, Shannon was handcuffed and arrested.

"Are ya'll serious? Are ya'll for real? I mean, that's what I'm thinking in my mind. I didn't say anything. I was just like OK, I can't fight the law. I can't argue with the police, but I'm like are you serious? I didn't do any more than the others did. Which I feel like no one should have went to jail," said Shannon.

Florence police charged Shannon with disorderly conduct.

According to WPDE, Shannon was booked at the Florence County Detention Center and stayed there for several hours until posting a $225 bond.

Click here to read the complete article by Tonya Brown with WPDE News Channel 15.