Kindergarten graduation ceremony in Brooklyn turns violent as parents brawl over photo ops

Kindergarten graduation ceremony in Brooklyn turns violent as parents brawl over photo ops

[Ed. – Great lesson for their kids.]

Parents vying for the perfect photo op of their diploma-receiving toddlers turned a kindergarten graduation ceremony at a Brooklyn public school into an all-out brawl Friday morning, witnesses said.

Up to six camera-toting parents posted up in a small space in the back of the auditorium at P.S./I.S. 178 in Crown Heights started shoving and yelling at each other over a photo opportunity around 10 a.m. as the young grads in light blue caps and gowns were handed their diplomas, witnesses said.

“They were just fighting trying to take pictures of their children,” said parent Estelle Smith, 41, who was there for her 6-year-old daughter, Estelle, when she saw a commotion break out from her fourth-row seat.

A school aide known as Mrs. Nelson who intervened and tried to break up the mayhem was even hit during the melee at the Dean Street school.

“I can’t believe it,” Nelson, who was not seriously injured, told The Post afterward. “All of this for a picture?”

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