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Wednesday, June 18, 2003
Correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't this sound like a newspaper summary of a Simpsons episode?

A Brooklyn elementary school graduation became a scene of pandemonium yesterday when members of an overflow crowd, angered by being left outside, confronted at least one security officer and were hit with pepper spray, witnesses said.

Before it was over, three people were treated at a hospital for burns, parents were circulating a protest petition and 174 pupils from Public School 92 were left with the memory of a graduation at which the strains of "Pomp and Circumstance" blended with the blare of ambulance sirens.

I can almost hear Kent Brockman reading that, just after it cuts to him from Moe pushing someone at the graduation ceremony. "The hell we ain't!"

It's best to read through to the end, where you get to the part about the pregnant lady getting maced.