Email            Embed

A Mississippi school's superintendent who filed charges against families who cheered on their students as they walked across the stage at graduation now says he won't seek to have them prosecuted for disturbing the peace.

FOX News Radio's Eben Brown reports:

Doesn't everybody cheer at their kids' high school graduation?

(Graduation Supporter) "You did it baby!"

But superintendent Jay Foster of Senatobia, Mississippi, wanted families to hold applause until the end. He sent four families out for cheering their kids. Then he filed disturbing the peace charges.

(Foster) "When you make a decision to disrupt for that individual, what is too harsh?"

Parent Ursula Miller understands she had to be escorted out.

(Miller) "But to say they can put in my jail for it? What else are they allowed to do?"

But now charges have been dropped. They were facing jail and fines.

Eben Brown, FOX News Radio.