Parents of graduates at Tri-Cities High School were exempt from the opportunity to watch their children graduate on Friday as they were asked to leave the gymnasium of Tri-Cities High School in East Point, Georgia.
Police used a taser on a furious parent, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Parents of the students broke out in fights—resulting in police officers using stun guns on at least one angered parent.
One of the police officers was caught capturing his use of a stun gun on a parent at the ceremony on his cell phone.
The high school graduation celebration was originally scheduled to be in an outdoor stadium at the school, but was then moved indoors due to severe rain.
The sudden change of venue was the cause for the limited seating for guests.
“Due to rain, Friday’s graduation ceremony was moved indoors from the school stadium where it was originally planned. As a result, seating was limited and students were given six tickets for admission to provide to their guests,” Susan Hales, a member of the Fulton County School District, said.
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Wajeedah Price, one of the parents who was initially looking forward to seeing her child graduate, spoke about her frustration of being denied access inside of the gym.
“This is ridiculous. This is a once in a lifetime moment, and we can't see our kids graduate,” Price said.
Police officers arrested and used a taser on one parents for disorderly conduct.
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