Kindergarten play canceled after parents brawl over seats

Kindergarten play canceled after parents brawl over seats
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[Ed. – Kids Adults will be kids.]

A dispute over “viewing privileges” at a kindergarten play Wednesday in Menifee led to deputies being called to the scene and the cancellation of the play, according to police and school officials.

Kindergarten students from Ridgemoor Elementary School were putting on a performance attended by more than 300 people, said Menifee Union School District spokeswoman Betti Cadmus. The event was being held at Hans Christensen Middle School.

Just before 7 p.m., a dispute arose among parents “regarding seating and viewing privileges,” said Riverside County sheriff’s Deputy Michael Vasquez.

“Some people walked to the front row and began filming,” he said, which prompted a response from other audience members.

A verbal altercation turned into pushing and shoving, Vasquez said. At some point, the play was canceled and authorities were called to the school.

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