Cops Called After Parents Brawl During Kindergarten Play
Woman was obstructing the audience's view, says deputy
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 25, 2016 11:27 AM CDT
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(Newser) – The show must go on—except when the show is a kindergarten play and parents are brawling in the audience. That was the scene at Hans Christensen Middle School in Menifee, Calif., on Wednesday, reports the Riverside Press-Enterprise. Kindergarten students from Ridgemoor Elementary were performing for more than 300 people when an altercation broke out "regarding seating and viewing privileges" during the show around 7pm, says Riverside County Deputy Michael Vasquez. The show had to be canceled as police were forced to intervene. "Yeah, it's kind of shocking," Vasquez tells the Washington Post.

The trouble began when a woman stood near the front of the audience and blocked the view of other parents, reports the New York Daily News. She reportedly wouldn't budge, even after a principal asked her to move, which eventually led to pushing and shoving. "She was blocking the middle aisle so other parents couldn't see or video their kids," one attendee tells Menifee 24/7. "She was very rude to everyone." Another says the woman began acting rudely as the kids on stage were honoring military vets. There were no arrests or injuries, though a citation was issued after one individual made a citizen's arrest. The local district attorney’s office will investigate. (This kindergarten parent was accused of ruining Christmas.)