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An altercation at a pre-school Culmination ended in blows. The video has become a hit on the Internet. Kim Baldonado reports for the NBC4 News at 11pm on Thursday, June 14, 2012
A fight among parents that escalated into a physical brawl after a preschool graduation last week at Weemes Elementary School in Los Angeles was caught on video, school officials confirmed Thursday night.
“This unfortunate spectacle took place during a preschool culmination ceremony” on June 7, Monica Carazo with LAUSD wrote in an email to NBC4.
The video was posted Thursday, June 14 to EAGnews.org, an education blog with headquarters in Michigan.
In what appears to be a cellphone video, a group comprised almost entirely of women is seen scuffling and heard screaming in a dimly lit classroom.
“You have to move,” yells one woman.
Children can be heard screaming while women are seen attempting to restrain other adults.
Moments later, a woman jumps breaks free from the crowd and jumps over an object, falls to the ground then quickly gets up before attacking a woman close to her.
Then for several seconds, the camera is pointed at the ceiling.
The anonymous parent who shot the video wrote the following, according to EAGnews.org:
"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."
Los Angeles School Police are investigating the incident and a note has been sent home to parents, Carazo said.