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N.Y. Parent Arrested at MS Graduation Ceremony

The following information is from the police department. It does not indicate a conviction.

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, NY -- A local parent left his child's eighth grade graduation in handcuffs, according to Mount Pleasant Police Chief Louis Alagno.

The Police Department received a call reporting a disturbance at the moving up ceremony for  students at  in Pleasantville, N.Y. on Wednesday at approximately 7:50 p.m., Alagno said.

When police responded to the field house where the moving up ceremony was taking place, the chief explained, "There was a confrontation involving several people."

He said officers reported two women, who had a history of tension with each other, "brushed shoulders" at the ceremony and began arguing.

Others got involved and one man, a 50-year-old Ossining resident, was ultimately arrested.

"He kicked another male in the groin," Alagno said, "causing him to fall to the ground."

The man is charged with harassment in the second degree, a violation.

He was scheduled to appear in court on Thursday, June 21.


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brian collins June 27, 2012 at 06:43 PM
And you wonder why kids on a bus can stand themselves after demeaning a bus monitor. Now we know where they learn to be dolts .....at home
Brian June 27, 2012 at 06:51 PM
You're hitting the nail on the head Lynnete. Parent's today aren't allowed to spank kids, so now with no real threat of punishment, they will do or say anything. Why do they have a graduation for 8th graders anyhow?
Karen June 27, 2012 at 07:42 PM
What a shame to behave like this at a graduation! Now we know why kids and teens act the way they do today. What a disgrace to all the graduates, teachers, friends and family to all who were involved.
Kevin Bacon June 27, 2012 at 07:52 PM
You kidding me! Stuff like this is what makes these things fun! Not that I want to be 'that guy', but sure makes for an entertaining evening out with the family.
Sam Kehl June 27, 2012 at 07:55 PM
leadership by example you act like a jackASS your kid will be a jackASS

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