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Dads cited for fighting in school parking lot

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FORT WORTH, Texas -

A drop-off line at one elementary school got violent when two dads started duking it out. They were punching each other right in front of other parents and kids.

"Everyone just kept going to the window and then my teacher said stay in your seats and don't look," said Angelina Espinoza.

But the 9-year-old West Handley Elementary School student said it was just too hard not to look.

"I was a little bit scared that they'll like go in the school and start fighting," she said.

It happened Wednesday during morning drop-off. According to a Fort Worth police report, one man got in front of the other, sped up and wouldn't let him change lanes.

The two men got out of their cars. One man kicked the other's car and the fight was on.

"Some kid named Angel said, 'Look, they're fighting.' And I said where and I saw the two men fighting in the parking lot," Espinoza said.

It was in full view of many parents, the principal and plenty of curious young eyes.

"They were just like grabbing each other's heads trying to push them on the floor and then like out of nowhere one of the men went on the car and then they started punching each other," Espinoza said.

As they fought, the principal ordered everyone inside. The school was placed on lockdown until it was over.

Parents admit the drop-off line can be frustrating.

"It's hard. You have to wait in a long line right here and we have to go on one by one. And you have to get on the street line. You can't be in the middle," said Patricia Valenzuela.

Duke Kirby goes inside the school just to avoid the line of cars. But he can't understand how two adults would come to blows over it.

"I just think that's on the parents. I couldn't see it being that frustrating," he said.

Both men were given citations by the Fort Worth Police Department for disorderly conduct and fighting in a public place.

 

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