A graduation ceremony for Pyle Elementary students took a bad turn on Thursday when police were called to break up fights among parents.
A Fresno Unified spokesman said that during the central Fresno school’s “promotion ceremony,” which sends sixth-graders off to middle school, a fight broke out among some students. Then, parents got involved.
“A fight started, and then parents got involved in pushing and shoving to intervene, so we called police to bring calmness,” district spokesman Miguel Arias said.
Fights also broke out among students at Glacier Point Middle School in Central Unified School District shortly before the school released students on the final day.
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The school, which serves seventh- and eighth-graders, was locked down about 1:15 p.m. and extra school resource officers were called to the campus to separate those who were fighting, said Sonja Dosti, district spokeswoman.
Students were returned to their classrooms while others who were fighting were taken to the school’s offices, she said.
No injuries were reported at Glacier Point, Dosti said.