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Reported by Krystle Crossman
High school graduation is supposed to be a time of joy and happiness. Graduates are preparing to take on college and/or the workforce, as their parents proudly watches them receive their diploma. Generally speaking, tears of happiness can be seen all around. But for one Maryland high school, the behavior of some of the adults at the ceremony was so bad that the students were shaking their heads in disgust.
The high school graduation was held at Towson University’s SECU Center. Two adults went behind the venue and started assaulting each other after the ceremony finished. The dispute brought forth a loud commotion, and men and women were throwing punches at each other. Video footage of the incident that was captured on a bystander’s cell phone, shows a male grabbing a female’s hair and throwing her to the ground. People were trying to break up the fight but it lasted for quite a while.
Some students were interviewed by a local news station after the incident, and they said that they were really embarrassed by the behavior of these so-called adults. They explained how proud they were of each other and themselves for graduating, but the brawl took their joy away from them. According the students who were interviewed, the day was supposed to be focused on their hard work and happiness, but instead, was over shadowed by a bunch of adults acting like kids.
A 23-year-old male named Dante Smith was charged with assault and resisting arrest. Thirty-three-year-old Natanya Johnson was also arrested and charged with disorderly conduct. Both, the students and the staff, at the high school want to move on from the incident and not think about it anymore. They want the students to be able to focus on the pride they should be feeling for their accomplishments. One student said that it was a good school and the graduation rate is 90 percent.