Thomasville Times Enterprise

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May 28, 2014

Man charged in graduation disturbance

THOMASVILLE — A Decatur man learned disturbances are not tolerated at Thomas County Central High School graduation.

The man, Ray Gene Parson, 46, 3661 Calument Road, Decatur, was escorted from the ceremony Saturday morning and charged with disrupting public school/disrupting a gathering.

A Thomas County Sheriff’s Office incident report shows Parson was seated on the school gym floor directly behind rows of graduates.

Parson applauded loudly and in “a disorderly manner” as two graduates walked across the stage.

Parson’s behavior resulted in several family members not being able to hear their graduates’ names being called, the incident reports shows.

Two deputies escorted Parson from the gym floor to the entrance, where he was arrested.

Parson was released from the Thomas County Jail on a $550 bond.


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