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Fight Between Teen Girls Snowballs At Kindergarten Graduation, 8 Arrested

A physical fight broke out during an Ohio kindergarten graduation where eight people were arrested. According to Cleveland police, a fight between two teenage girls snowballed to include six other adults following the ceremony at Michael R. White Elementary. No serious injuries were reported.

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The six adults and two teens will face charges of aggravated rioting, police said. The AP reports on the rapid escalation of the fight:

City Councilman Jeff Johnson lives across the street from the school, which is in a blue-collar neighborhood overlooking the leafy University Circle arts and museum district. He said the spilled punch set off the fight, with one person pulling out a pipe and another a hammer, leading school security officers to call police.

“It’s a shame something like this would happen at promotional ceremony for young kids,” Cleveland Police Commander Wayne Drummond told a local Fox affiliate. “When people act like this they are going to jail.”

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