Kindergarten Graduation Fight Leaves 8 People Arrested

Posted By Urban News Hour | June 1, 2013

It’s a good thing that the children are our future because some adults don’t have a clue.

A kindergarten graduation at Michael R. White School in Cleveland, Ohio ended with 8 people being arrested for fighting, reports NBC News.

Roseann Canfora, a spokeswoman for the city schools, said that an altercation between two teenagers led them to take it outside to the sidewalk and everything went down hill from there.

“There were no students from our school involved,” Canfora said.

Read more from NBC News:

Cleveland Police Commander Wayne Drummond said investigators were trying to confirm reports that a spilled cup of punch sparked the original argument.

He said the first 911 call came in as a report of a shot fired — which turned out not to be true — and the school was put on lockdown while several patrol cars responded within minutes.

“There were no guns, but one individual did pull out a club or a stick and one person did grab a hammer,” Drummond told NBC News.

“Officers were able to separate the combatants,” he said.

Seven adults and one teenager were arrested for aggravated rioting and prosecutors will decide whether to charge them, he said. No one was seriously injured, but there were a number of scrapes and bruises from the fisticuffs.



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