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Two moms have started a brawl at a kids' talent show in St Cloud, Florida, with a video of the embarrassing incident going viral on the Internet this week.
The shocking scene shows a large group of parents gathered to watch as their kids perform up on an elevated stage at the front. However, what should have been a friendly and enjoyable family school event was spoiled by two bickering moms who allowed their own issues to get the better of them.
The incident occurred last weekend at Lakeview Elementary School, and the two moms have been identified as Jessica Tyler and Latisha James.
Tyler can be seen sitting down in the foreground of the video trying to watch the kids on stage. However, her view is shown seemingly blocked by James who was standing up in front of her.
Tyler gets up twice to approach James and say something – the second time she takes out what appears to be a cellphone and walks in front of James to take a picture of the kids in stage.
Tyler then again goes back to her seat only for James to follow after her. James can then be seen standing over the other mom shouting something, and it doesn't take more than a few seconds before the two moms come to blows.
Other shocked parents can be seen in the hall quickly jumping up to try and intervene and calm things down. The two moms obviously became a complete distraction to the kids who were performing on stage.
Tyler has since said that she approached James to ask her to sit down. She claims that James cursed at her in response.
Tyler told WFTV: "I walked up to the lady, I asked her just to kneel down for a second, just so I could get a picture of my niece, and she said, 'No, I ain't ——- sitting down'."
Some reports have claimed that when Tyler went back and pushed in front of James to take her photo in front of her she may have accidentally knocked James' child who was standing next to her, and that sparked a fierce backlash from James.
James has said, "She said, 'I told you to move! … Honestly, I blacked out at that point … The lady came after me and grabbed me by the throat and hit me in the face."
James added: "I am very remorseful for what I've done, but I don't know what else I could have done … Whatever the police report says, I grabbed her and hit her. I did that … I want all the parents and Lakeview to know that I am really, really, sorry and that's not how I behave."
Here is a video of the moms brawl: