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8 ARRESTED: Fight erupts at Cleveland kindergarten graduation

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Michael R. White Elementary School, East 92nd Street in Cleveland Michael R. White Elementary School, East 92nd Street in Cleveland
Michael R. White Elementary School, East 92nd Street in Cleveland Michael R. White Elementary School, East 92nd Street in Cleveland
CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) -

A graduation ceremony for kindergartners plunged into chaos after reports of shots fired. 

It happened around 11 a.m. following a kindergarten graduation at Michael R. White Elementary School on East 92nd Street.

Students and staff panicked thinking Mike White Elementary had become America's latest school shooting. 

Students not hiding in closets crouched under desks - their cell phones their only link to the outside.

One student had this to say, "I called my mom on my cell phone she said she would come get me but police were not letting anyone in the building they had to call the students one by one to come down."

Turns out there was no gun, just a couple of girls fighting with a lot of adults who joined in. But it was no ordinary fight - it turned into a small riot with Ms. Burrell's three children inside the locked down school and she on the outside worried sick.

"I love my babies.  If something happened to them I don't know what I would do," said Ms. Burrell.

Michelle Guiden who graduated kindergarten with honors, left her ceremony in tears - an emotional wreck - clutching a drink for comfort given to her by her grandfather. 

"She's nervous, still trembling a little bit.  I gave her some chocolate milk."

Nobody was injured. Eight people were taken into custody likely to face aggravated rioting charges.

No Michael R. White students were involved in the fight.

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