Law enforcement officers break up huge skirmish at Worlds of Fun

April 22, 2019 - 5:42 am
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Law enforcement officers broke a fight involving about 300 people at Worlds of Fun Saturday night. 

The people involved in the disturbance were mostly teenagers. An off-duty Clay County sheriff's deputy called for assistance after several fights broke out around 9 p.m.

One of the witnesses, 25-year-old Madi-Lynn McDaniel, said a large number of officers showed up.

(2/2)The group of bad actors at WOF only represent a fraction of guests that were there to enjoy the attractions. It's unfortunate that families & children had their evening disrupted by these events. We will continue to work with WOF to ensure the safety of their guests & staff.

— Clay County Sheriff (@SheriffClayCo) April 21, 2019
"They'd get them kind of settled, and then they'd take another kid, and it just kept escalating," McDaniel said. "It was just like a huge mob of kids fighting each other."

Responding officers were from the Kansas City Police Department and other agencies.

When the dust settled, there were no reports of injuries and no arrests. Police issued at least one citation. Several officers remained at the park to direct traffic as parents showed up to pick up their children.

Worlds of Fun issued a statement with regard to the incident:

"The altercation was broken up by local and park authorities and the guests were removed from the park. The safety and security of our guests and employees is at the core of what we do. The authorities responded quickly and handled the situation appropriately."

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