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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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Casey Nahl June 27, 2012 at 10:46 AM
It's a shame that grown ups can't be just that. Grow Up! This was about the children and they behaved like a pack of dogs. Excuse me...I didn't mean to insult dogs.
Jerry D. Cornatzer June 27, 2012 at 01:12 PM
Unfortunately, what should be about the kids is hijacked by adults. This act seems so trivial but is also shows such a lack of basic civility. Very sad....for all of us.
CSMP June 27, 2012 at 01:13 PM
All invovled should have been taken in....how rude and childish that you so called adults could not leave your attitudes home and let the graduation go on without an incident....you all should have gone to jail...how could you do this to the kids...well I guess if you do this in public...I am sure you don't think about the kids anyother time either...I would make you all get up on the stage and make a formal apology to the kids and their guests, then all can watch as you are trotted off in handcuffs for a night in jail....maybe doing this would cure you of all acting like ( I can't say what I want) in public and ruining your kids graduation...what memories!
mary collins finn June 27, 2012 at 01:18 PM
Wow! Total over reaction. You know nothing about these people and you are prepared to condemn them and their future generations? get a life or a healthy outlet for your anger.
Stanley Yuzuk June 27, 2012 at 01:18 PM
Disgusting behavior by the brain dead, low-life trash of the community!
Uncle Michael June 27, 2012 at 01:18 PM
Malt O'Meal scares me way more than the "groin kicker". Sounds like a time bomb ready to go off.
Lynnette June 27, 2012 at 01:33 PM
And you want to know what is wrong with our young kids of society today!!!! THE PARENTS!!!!
Robert Elkpony June 27, 2012 at 02:35 PM
well lennette you really did hit the point crappy beer dead brain parents ---a week ago a 11 or 12 year old girl put a large glass of spaghetti sauce in the cart that her father was pushing and he told her no put it back you cant get it lololol she picked it up and threw it on the floor he tuned the cart around and started walking away it was all over the place he said why did you do that she said if i cant have it no one else can either father and her and 3 other kids walked away
Shadow June 27, 2012 at 02:45 PM
Now who did you say were the CHILDREN?
Jo Ann Sanderson June 27, 2012 at 03:49 PM
Lynnette - You "hit the nail on the head" with that statement. My husband used to remark "Parents today drop their children off at Kindergarten and pick them up at High School Graduation and wonder what happened?" No parenting - just let them do as they pleased!
Stephen June 27, 2012 at 03:53 PM
A kick to the groin is 'trivial'? Really?
Juan Winglo June 27, 2012 at 04:05 PM
No truer words have been spoken !!
MySlant June 27, 2012 at 04:43 PM
Middle schoolers ( as well as nursery and elementary schoolers) don't graduate they promote. You graduate high school and college.
Skipper L. June 27, 2012 at 05:10 PM
OK; OK; so the title of the article was incorrect. They properly labeled it inside the article. Geez; some people just have to be critics. I am sure we all got the point of the article. Too bad adults had to embarrass children at their special time - whether it be "graduating" or "moving up". But thanks setting us all straight Professor.
The Dining Dad June 27, 2012 at 05:18 PM
YOU ARE 100% CORRECT. Kids havent changed, the Parents have become lazy and dont care and that my friends is why some children have bleak futures ahead of them, because of their knucklhead parents.
Vince M. June 27, 2012 at 05:24 PM
Actually, "graduate," is a transitive verb, and is defined as an act by the school. The correct usage is that the school graduates the student. "...to give a degree or diploma to in recognition of the completion of a course of study..." Webster's New College Dictionary.
colleen June 27, 2012 at 05:57 PM
Stephen, it didn't start with a kick to the groin, it started with a brushing of shoulders in the crowd. An example of people who should have failed preschool!
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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