[UPDATE] Fight Erupts at Tallahassee Community College Graduation

By: Eyewitness News, Deneige Broom Email
By: Eyewitness News, Deneige Broom Email

Tallahassee, Florida - May 3, 2011 - 11:30 p.m.

FSU, FAMU, and TCC students all took part in graduation ceremonies this past weekend. For many, it was a time to celebrate and look ahead to the real world.

But at TCC, a not so proud moment is caught on video, when a fight breaks out right before the ceremony was about to begin.

The fight surfaced on YouTube when graduate Nick Breeze posted the video his girlfriend shot, just moments before the ceremony began.

Nick Breeze said, "Coming out of the military, I wasn't used to school and I had to catch up and try real hard, and it really took away from that experience because obviously other people weren't taking it as seriously."

We haven't been able to identify the people in the video but Breeze's girlfriend says the scuffle broke out just before the graduates were seated at the Civic Center.

The incident lasts about one minute before spectators break it up.

The veteran says while he doesn't appreciate people fighting on his big day, he has a bigger issue with the behavior of some during the Star Spangled Banner.

"Some people took the opportunity to shout and talk over the Star Spangled Banner to shout out the name of their graduate," said Breeze.

TCC hopes this won't be a black eye on the school's reputation and released this statement to WCTV:

"TCC's commencement was a wonderful celebration of our graduates' hard work and accomplishments. The isolated incident before the ceremony had no impact on the graduation."

TPD says they're still investigating the fight and charges could be filed.

Breeze says he was inspired by TK Wetherell's address to the grads, he just wishes everyone appreciated it as much as he did.

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Tallahassee, Florida - May 3, 2011 -

A fight breaks out at a local graduation ceremony and it's all captured on video. The fight took place in the audience at the 2011 Tallahassee Community College graduation at the Leon County Civic Center. A participant captured the fight on video.

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