Grown-ups brawl at high school graduation in Tennessee

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Graduation caps weren’t the only things flying at one high school commencement in Tennessee after some adults in the audience started throwing punches.

Videos posted on social media show a fight between adults breaking out as Arlington High School graduates marched into a Memphis church to the tune of “Pomp & Circumstance” Tuesday. The Memphis Commercial Appeal reports the melee may have been brought on by a dispute over saving seats.

Arlington Community Schools superintendent says in a statement “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.”

A video shows one woman being handcuffed, but it’s unclear if anyone was arrested.

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