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The students at Michael R. White Elementary School in Cleveland saw an image they would not forget. In what most of us would expect to be a peaceful gathering of parents celebrating a good cause, absolute pandemonium broke out at a Kindergarten graduation. A massive fight led to the arrests of eight people, each of which should be ashamed of themselves.
Toward the end of the ceremony, several adults turned the graduation into an incident that led to charges of “aggravated rioting,” among others. Officers were dispatched to the scene of the crime, and there were even reports of gunfire.
Officers are saying that the fight started during a battle between two teen girls who started to fight at the scene. Detective Jennifer Ciaccia says that she assumes the women were there for the graduation.
“We assume they were there for the graduation ceremony,” she said. “Several adults then got involved.”
After the girls started to fight, their relatives got involved. Police Commander Wayne Drummond arrived on the scene and said that it was sad to see parents fighting in front of innocent children.
“It’s an absolute shame,” said Drummond. “That something as good as a graduation ceremony, a promotion ceremony, is marred by the actions of a few.”
The school had to be put on lockdown to ensure the safety of the children.
Roseann Canfora, spokeswoman for the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, says that none of their students were involved in the fight. She also says that a hammer and stick were taken as evidence.