Mothers were left in tears as more than 100 people were locked out of a Souther California high school graduation ceremony Thursday because too many tickets had been distributed.
Family members were fuming after being turned away from the Northridge Academy High School ceremony, which was inside the California State University, Northridge's Matador Gymnasium.
They were forced to wait outside as their loved ones went through their commencement. Campus police said about 150 people ended up without a seat. To make matters worse, they had already spent $6 per vehicle parking.
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"They were trying to close the doors… mothers were crying and stuff, they wanted to see their daughters graduate," one parent said.
"No one had any idea what was going on, why people were not being allowed in," another disgruntled attendee said.
It is not known whether the event was oversold, or if fake tickets had been printed. Officials have yet to comment on what went wrong.