It was a show of shame at a high school graduation in Tennessee U.S. as two separate fights broke out between parents who came to witness their children’s graduation from Arlington High School near Memphis.
Graduating seniors were walking in their caps and gowns on Tuesday at Bellevue Baptist Church when the first scene between two women appeared to start lunging and hitting each other as several others attempt to restrain them.
One of the videos, posted to Instagram, was taken by Kasidy Landry, who was there to watch her sister, Tayler Landry, graduate.
It was unclear what prompted the fight but some said the brawl was caused by a row between the two women over a reserved seat.
According to ABC news, several Bellevue security officers had to step in to calm things down.The second fight saw an older man filming the graduates as they walk into the room. He then shoves a woman wearing a brown dress after she appears to hit him with the graduation program.
In a statement, Arlington County Community Schools Chief of Staff Jeffery Mayo said it was “unfortunate that a couple of adults in the audience exhibited the behaviour they did” and “caused a distraction” from celebrating the departing class.
“It is our hope that the focus will shift to our students and their accomplishments instead of the poor decisions by adults in attendance.”