Grown-ups brawl at high school graduation in Tennessee

Elias Hubbard
May 20, 2017

Jim Barnwell, spokesman for Bellevue Baptist, referred all questions regarding the incident to the Arlington school district.

"They felt entitled to those seats", Adams said.

In the video, a man shoves a woman in a brown dress.

Another woman, who also flipped off our crew, was clearly embarrassed by the viral nature of the video.

Unbelievably, the entire situation unfolded as the students were walking down the aisle for their graduation.

One woman is handcuffed and sitting on the ground.

It was not immediately clear whether anyone was arrested or charged.

Octavius Adams, an alum of Arlington High School in Cordova, Tennessee, told News Channel 3 that he had sat in the seats that were being saved by a family, but when they asked him to move, he obliged. "Y'all might do anything to her".

As graduating high school seniors in Tennessee prepared to walk across the stage, parents were pummeling each other in the audience.

Security officials removed the adults and the graduation proceeded without further interruption. "I had them on both sides of me and men were balling up their fists at us". "Do you mind moving?' so I sat back", Adams told WREG. "[In] a different part of town, if this was anywhere else, the police would've been there and there would've been a bit more force".

The Sacramento Bee reported that Arlington Community Schools released a statement that noted the night was meant to celebrate 500 students who earned over $30,600,000 in college scholarships. She deemed it "unfortunate" that a handful of adults attending the graduation ceremony engaged in such inappropriate behavior.

No charges have been handed out yet, but at least some student now has video of his or her very memorable graduation.

It is our hope that the focus will shift to our students and their accomplishments instead of the poor decisions by adults in attendance.

This is the shocking moment a brawl breaks out between parents at a high school graduation ceremony - in a row over a seat.

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