This is the sort of thing you'd expect from pre-schoolers. But not the parents of pre-schoolers. Unfortunately, it was the latter group that was acting like kids in one Los Angeles area school after an all-out, chair-throwing brawl broke out during a tiny tots graduation ceremony.
A video posted by EAGNews.org, an education blog, captures several moms in an angry tussle as their children scream in the background:
The person who shot the video blamed the brawl, in part, on budget cuts:
"This all started because my son's teacher was so unorganized. Basically because of budget issues all the kids had to share a cap and gown for pictures. One of the moms in the video was basically taking over and the other one didn't like it and told her something about it. The sad part was that there was an older lady that got pushed and she actually hit her head on a bookshelf and I rushed to help her but when this other mom rush to help us the angry women actually attacked the other mom."
But that may be only part of the story. Several witnesses told CBS in Los Angeles that the fight was "over a man."
The fight broke out at Weemes Elementary School on June 7. The school district acknowledged the fracas and sent a letter home that read, in part, “It is unfortunate that adults chose to resolve a conflict in this way in front of our youngest boys and girls.”
"A few parents began arguing, which resulted in a parent being assaulted" Los Angeles Unified School District spokesman Tom Waldman told the New York Daily News.
No one was seriously hurt (one woman cut her lip) and no charges have been filed.