You might expect it from a high school or college graduation, but a fight at a graduation for four- and five-year-olds? This is one for the record books.A fight broke out at Lenecia B. Weemes Elementary School in Los Angeles on June 7, reportedly over a single cap and gown. At least one parent was injured.

A YouTube video of the fight was posted by an unidentified parent. The parent wrote, “This all started because my son’s teacher was so unorganized.” Apparently due to budget issues, all the students had to share a cap and gown for pictures. One mom decided to take over, and another mom didn’t like it.

The kids had just returned to their classroom after their “culmination ceremony” when the fight started. According to the school, the classroom was set up so the children could take photos wearing the cap and gown.

“The sad part was that there was an older lady that got pushed and she actually hit her head on a bookshelf and I rushed to help her, but when this other mom rushed in to help us, the angry women actually attacked the other mom,” the parent witness wrote.

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Principal Lynn Brown sent a letter about the incident home with the students. In it she states, “Parents can use this incident as an opportunity to talk to children about solving conflicts the Peace First way, non-violently. Counseling is available if you or your child may need it.” L.A. School Police is investigating the episode.

While one person did suffer a cut on the lip, thankfully no one else was physically hurt. The children, though, are likely emotionally disturbed, as the incident was likely scary, which can be heard in the video.