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June 5th, 2012
09:54 AM ET

Get Real! Grad gets community service for being too popular?

Anthony Cornist was given 20 hours of community service after his family was 'excessively cheering' at graduation.


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  1. KemBoi

    Does anyone remember Obama turning the memorial speech in Arizona into a motivational cheering assembly by not quieting the crowd? He actually could have quieted the crowd and was not held responsible for the crowds inappropriate behavior. Why would a graduate be penalized for other people's behavor?

    June 7, 2012 at 12:30 am | Report abuse | Reply
  2. KemBoi

    How can they hold a gradauate responsible for peers'/family's/enemies' behavior? Is that legal?

    June 7, 2012 at 12:24 am | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Brett

    Graduation is not church. You don't have to be reverant. This is the most ridiculous story i've heard in a long time.

    June 6, 2012 at 9:00 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Portia

      Brett...just how much time do YOU want to spend at a graduation ceremony? If everyone acted the same way this family did, the ceremony would balloon to between 5-8 hours...is that okay with you...would YOU be willing to sit still for that long...when, exactly is it okay to tell large crowds to act with some decorum so ALL graduates get an equal chance for their famililes to enjoy their moment too? It only sounds ridiculous until you actually take the time to think about it...this is a ceremony for hundreds of students...not just one...save that for your personal celebrations afterwards

      June 6, 2012 at 11:42 am | Report abuse | Reply

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