Sheriff Says Man Stabbed Over Egg Placement During Easter Egg Hunt

( – Easter egg hunts can get competitive as people scramble around to collect as many as they can. One expects an event at a school to stay relatively calm. That was not the case at a Michigan school recently.

On March 24, families attended an Easter egg hunt at Valley View Elementary School in Springfield, Michigan. Before the event, at approximately 9:15 a.m., deputies with the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call at the school about a stabbing. When they arrived, they learned a 36-year-old man was helping his girlfriend set up Easter eggs when he became angry over the placement of the eggs.

The couple began arguing, and another family member reportedly stepped in. The unnamed man was accused of cutting the family member with a knife several times.

Police were able to convince the suspect to drop the knife. They took them into custody for aggravated assault. First responders treated the victim on the scene for minor injuries. No children had arrived at the event before the incident took place.

This isn’t the first time an Easter Egg hunt has gone awry because of adults. Last year, The Greene Town Center in Beavercreek, Ohio, held a hunt and spent 90 minutes explaining how it would go. They stressed that parents were not allowed to pick the eggs up for their children. When the hunt began, parents ignored the rules, and many kids walked away with nothing. Parents were even accused of pushing children out of their way so they could get the eggs.

In 2016, PEZ Candy held an event on a field in Connecticut but had to cancel it after parents stormed the field. Children as young as 4 years old were pushed down by the adults. One attendee told the local news that her son had a broken basket and was “hysterically crying.” PEZ canceled the event and handed out candy and coupons to kids who didn’t get anything.

The incidents serve as a reminder that parents should lead by example and never resort to violence.

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