Source - A massive brawl erupted Saturday night at an amusement park in Missouri that included about 300 teenagers, police said.
An overwhelmed sheriff’s deputy called in multiple agencies for backup as fights unfolded at Worlds of Fun in Kansas City, Missouri, the Kansas City Star reported. The brawling occurred at around 9:30 p.m., a half-hour before the park’s closing.
“People were going everywhere,” Worlds of Fun employee Joshua Harris told KSHB-TV. “Some people were trying to find their sisters and their brothers, screaming, the park going crazy. Everybody was running places; cops were everywhere.”
At least 10 to 15 different fights unfolded with “hundreds of kids streaming toward us,” Madi-Lynn McDaniel, a local resident who regularly attends the park, told the Star. She shared footage of the ruckus on Facebook.
“Honest to god thought even we were going to get pepper sprayed,” she said in the post. “No one could leave because of how big it was.” Police told the station an estimated 300 teenagers potentially entered the fray, with officers corralling masses of kids out of the park to wait for rides from their parents. One person was cited for disturbing the police, Clay County Sheriff’s Office said on Twitter. No injuries or arrests were made.
Am I missing something here? Three HUNDRED teens got into a fight and those were the only two videos uploaded to the internet? Where’s the footage? The way the article was written you’d think they had it covered from every angle. No one even got arrested. The Clay County Sheriff’s office made it seem like a terror attack.
You don’t call middle schoolers ‘bad actors’, you call them middle schoolers. The whole thing is blown out of proportion. They were hopped up on Fun-Dip and Pixie Stix, so they started running around. End of story. I used to do the same thing when I was in seventh grade only I wasn’t at the ‘World of Fun’ amusement park with three-hundred of my friends, I was alone in my backyard like Jonah Takalua.
Don’t get me wrong, I’d rather be in a Chilean coal mine than at that amusement park but still, the fight wasn’t that bad. The only scary part is that it could have been. All three hundred of those kids were one hormonal fluctuation away from murdering each other. One random boner or kick to the shin and the whole thing goes up in flames. Maybe that’s why everyone took it so seriously.
Worlds of Fun later issued a statement regarding “an altercation in the park last night.”
“The altercation was broken up by local and park authorities and the guests were removed from the park,” the statement said. “The safety and security of our guests and employees is at the core of what we do.”
Kind of an embarrassing showing for middle schoolers overall. That or a good showing depending on how you look at it.