Students and their families were attending a graduation ceremony at Arlington High School in Memphis, Tennessee on Tuesday night when two women began duking it out over a saved seat.
As the argument escalated and the women began throwing punches, people in the Bellevue Baptist Church began whipping out their cell phones to get footage of the ensuing brawl, which took place as graduates walked down the aisles.
Several people can be seen trying to break up the fist fight, and at one point, a woman is knocked to the ground while the crowd cheers them on.
Arlington Community Schools later responded to the videos with a statement, noting that this year’s class of 500 earned approximately $30,600,000 in college scholarships. “It was unfortunate that a couple of adults in the audience exhibited the behavior they did prior to the ceremony beginning and thus has caused a distraction from the celebration of our students’ accomplishments,” said school officials, adding that Bellevue’s security team removed the raucous adults from the ceremony.
Fight at the Arlington Graduation tonight was crazy. 😳 pic.twitter.com/GHnGPpF35O
— Ian_Burdick (@IanBurdick) May 17, 2017
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