Throwdown versus cap and gown?
Graduations are usually staid, if not boring, events, but not this time. An all-out brawl broke out yesterday outside a high school graduation venue in the Baltimore, Maryland area. As might be expected, the confrontation was captured on video.
The occasion was the Randallstown High School commencement ceremony held at Towson University’s SECU Arena.
Cell phone footage of the melee involving both men and women fighting was initially posted to Vine and then YouTube. See embedded video below. Among those graduation attendees scuffling appear to be two individuals wearing caps and gowns and also one woman who reportedly might have been pregnant. Fortunately no one needed hospital treatment after the fight.
Commenting on the campus rumpus, a Baltimore County school system representative said yesterday, “We feel for the graduates. Today was supposed to be about the culmination of their high school career and, instead, we’re focusing on the inappropriate behavior of others.”
So far, two persons have been arrested. One man faces charges of arresting arrest and second-degree assault while a woman was charged with disorderly conduct.
No information as to what caused the brawl has yet been determined or at least publicly disclosed.
In a subsequent statement about the graduation brawl, the school system added that “Randallstown High School’s graduation was a celebration for the hundreds of students who are at the end of their high school careers. The altercation that happened outside the graduation ceremony yesterday was an unfortunate distraction from the graduates and their family members who came to honor and support their accomplishments.We will continue to work with Baltimore County Police as they investigate the incident. In addition, there are still a few weeks left in the school year, and if we determine any current students were involved in yesterday’s incident, they will face appropriate school disciplinary action.”
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