A brawl between adults attending a high school graduation in Tennessee was captured on video and is making the rounds on social media.
As Arlington High graduates marched into the Bellevue Baptist Church sanctuary in suburban Memphis on Tuesday night to cheers and high-fives, several adults in the audience were fighting a few rows away in a fist-throwing, hair-pulling, water-pouring, shoving fracas. No students were involved.
Initial reports indicate the whole wild affair may have resulted from an age-old problem for big events — saving seats.
"We didn't do anything but sit in seats they said weren't ours," one woman says in a video.
Tammy Mason, superintendent of the Arlington Community Schools, said in a statement Wednesday: "Last night we celebrated 500 students who graduated from Arlington High School. This year’s class earned over $30,600,000 in college scholarships. It was unfortunate that a couple of adults in the audience exhibited the behavior they did prior to the ceremony beginning and thus has caused a distraction from the celebration of our students’ accomplishments."