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Video: Mothers Get Into Ugly Brawl at LAUSD Preschool Graduation
A group of mothers got into an all-out brawl in the middle of a preschool graduation at a school in LAUSD.
The fight broke out on June 7 just as 45 students were all set to graduate from Lenicia B. Weemes School (a campus just west of USC). A video captured mothers duking it out and kids screaming. You can hear someone trying to get the students out of sight: "Get the kids out! Get the kids out!"
The anonymous person who caught the incident on camera told EAGNews.org that the parents were fighting because there weren't enough cap and gowns to go around:
"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."
But witnesses told CBS Los Angeles said that fight was actually over a man.“It was three on one. They beat the girl up real bad. Snatched her personal possessions off her. And I was like, ‘Wow,’” Tajashia Ford told CBS.
Lynn D. Brown, the school’s principal, sent out a letter to the school condemning the fight whatever it ended up being about: “It is unfortunate that adults chose to resolve a conflict in this way in front of our youngest boys and girls.”
The anonymous parent who videotaped it said one lady not involved hit her head on the bookshelf and another woman got a cut on her lip. But no charges were filed, according to an LAUSD spokeswoman.