Saturday, May 31, 2014

Adults Brawl at Maryland High School Graduation, Inspiring Immortal Headline

Re-posted by Nicholas Stix

The headline was coined by my favorite blogger, the Countenance Blogmeister, and ranks up there with:

“Ford to City: Drop Dead” (Daily News, October 30, 1975); and

“Headless Body in Topless Bar” (New York Post, April 15, 1983).

(Countenance's inspiration was, of course, King Rodney I.)

Fight erupts outside Randallstown High graduation
Two adults were arrested in connection with the incident
[Unfortunately, I had to disable the accompanying video, which was on autoplay, but which may be viewed at this link.]
Two adults were arrested after a fight broke out during Randallstown High School's graduation ceremonies at Towson University's SECU Arena on Monday.
By Nayana Davis and Liz Bowie
1:36 p.m. EDT, May 28, 2014
The Baltimore Sun

Two people were arrested in connection with a large fight that broke out outside a Baltimore County high school graduation Monday.

The violence erupted after the ceremony about 12:30 p.m. outside Towson University's SECU Arena, where the event took place, according to the college's police department.

[BTW, a BS reader commented that when school officials made the change form graduations at school to Towson, while they asserted that the reason was to sufficiently accommodate family members, the real reason was security.]

Dante Smith, 23, of the 2300 block of Tucker Lane in Woodlawn faces charges of assault and resisting arrest, police said. Natanya Johnson, 33, of the 3400 block of Retlaw Road in Gwynn Oak was charged with two counts of disorderly conduct.

Both adults were attendees at the graduation ceremony, said Charles Herring, deputy chief of the Towson University Police Department. The county schools are working with police as they investigate the incident. If students are found to have been involved in the incident, school officials will take disciplinary action against them, according to Mychael Dickerson, a school spokesman.

Video of the fight posted on YouTube shows two women exchanging blows before a group of men descend on them and join in on the fight.

Herring said no one was hospitalized after the scuffle.

The cause of the fight remains under investigation, police said.

"Randallstown High School's graduation was a celebration for the hundreds of students who are at the end of their high school careers," Dickerson said. "The altercation that happened outside the graduation ceremony yesterday was an unfortunate distraction from the graduates and their family members who came to honor and support their accomplishments."

1 comment:

LBD said...

My very favorite headline was the N.Y. Post's "Ike Turner Beats Tina to Death", published the day after he predeceased her.