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Chaotic scene as Tennessee adults and children fight during kindergarten graduation ceremony

US News: Chaotic Brawl Erupts During Tennessee Kindergarten Graduation Ceremony

Chaotic Brawl Erupts During Tennessee Kindergarten Graduation Ceremony

By Richard Pollina

Published May 26, 2024, 2:16 a.m. ET


A shocking and distressing incident unfolded at Buckley Carpenter Elementary in Somerville, Tenn., during a kindergarten graduation ceremony earlier this month. The event turned chaotic as at least 10 adults and children got involved in a violent brawl, as captured in disturbing footage.

The brawl reportedly began when tensions between two women, Tyeisha Humphreys and Kierra Smith, escalated into a physical confrontation. The situation quickly spiraled out of control as the two women brawled down the gymnasium bleachers, while others engaged in altercations on the basketball court.

According to witnesses, the fight erupted after a series of arguments and aggressive behavior between the individuals involved. Tyeisha Humphreys claimed she was attacked first, while Smith insisted that Humphreys initiated the brawl.

Security footage revealed the sequence of events leading to the brawl, with Humphreys allegedly approaching Smith from behind and hitting her, igniting the violent altercation. The incident resulted in the arrest of three adults, including Dantavious Gilchrease, Ronda Humphreys, and Tyeisha Humphreys.

Tyeisha Humphreys faces charges of violating an order of protection, inciting a riot, and three counts of assault. Ronda Humphreys, who was wrongfully arrested according to her, expressed concern for her son who was elbowed in the head during the melee and required medical attention.

This disturbing incident comes on the heels of another violent episode at a high school graduation in Memphis, where a senior threw his diploma at a fellow student, triggering a physical altercation.

The events at Buckley Carpenter Elementary serve as a stark reminder of the importance of maintaining order and civility, especially at public gatherings and celebrations.

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