Four mothers got into a brawl in front of children participating in their ‘sports day’ at Surrey’s North Ridge Elementary school on Friday.
The principal tried to protect the students ranging from kindergarten to grade seven, from witnessing the behaviour by moving them to the rear of the school.
“There was a vast amount of hair pulling and gouging and yelling and screaming and lots of nice language,” says Richard Kuebler, the parent who broke up the fight.
Today there’s still evidence of the fight outside the elementary school where the victim suffered cuts, bruises and was taken to hospital for tests. She has been released but parents of the children are still in shock that the fight happened.
“It’s certainly something we don’t see often – thankfully,” says Cpl Bert Paquet, Surrey RCMP. “But obviously concerned that grown-up adults would engage in such behaviour in front of children.”
Police say early interviews suggest the fight is linked to a vehicle incident outside the school earlier in June. Two of the women were located at the scene; where they were arrested and charged with assault pending their first court appearance.
Police are still looking for the third mother involved in the incident.