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Fight Mars Dundalk High Graduation

Two women were treated at Franklin Square Hospital for injuries sustained during the Wednesday night ceremony.

Two women were treated at Franklin Square Hospital on Wednesday night for injuries they received in a fight that took place during Dundalk High School's graduation ceremony, according to Baltimore County police officials.

Police were dispatched to the Essex campus of The Community College of Baltimore County at about 7:30 p.m. because of the fight that broke out among four spectators there to watch the graduation ceremony, according to Det. Cathy Batton.

A women in her 40s and her daughter, in her 20s, were standing in an aisle in the college gym watching the ceremony when they "exchanged words" with two other women, both of whom are in their 20s and were also standing in the aisle, Batton said.

The argument escalated into a physical fight, Batton said, which resulted in the older woman and her daughter being taken to Frankin Square with injuries that were not life-threatening.

The suspects were identified but were not charged on the scene, according to Batton.

Because the appropriate charge for the altercation is second-degree assault, it will be the responsibility of the victims to file charges at the Court Commissioner's office if they choose to do so, Batton said.

The victims' names will not be released by police, and the suspects' names will not be released unless they are charged with a crime, according to Batten.

Eastsider June 10, 2012 at 03:15 PM
I had all 3 boys graduate from Dundalk as well as my wife and I. I can tell you things did happen like this in the 80's when we graduated from Dundalk nor when my first son graduated. It wasn't until my last two boys graduated the animals started to show up to these ceremonies. Now wonder why that is? Could have to do with inner city trash moving out to the county or people just don't care anymore?
chester bartko June 11, 2012 at 12:07 AM
i think eastsider is right, dundalk was a working class community not to long ago
bigchief June 11, 2012 at 09:49 AM
dundalk the new ghetto
Marybeth Starkey June 12, 2012 at 12:21 PM
I was there also. A lot of people do not listen to rules. No balloons - everyone brought balloons. No babies - tons of babies. No standing on chairs - alot of people standing on chairs. Everyone was there for the same reason - some just ruined it for us. I really feel for the kids whose names were called when this started before they did finally stop to get the fight under control. People are just rude! It still ended up being a very nice ceremony, and I am proud of our our 2012 Dundalk High School graduates.
jen June 15, 2012 at 05:12 PM
Disgusting... TRASHY Individual's like this destroy all that is good in Dundalk

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