Knott's Berry Farm Announces Chaperone Policy Following Huge Teen Brawl

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Effective immediately, underage teens who want to visit Knott's Berry Farm in California can do so only if they're accompanied by adults...

The new policy, announced Wednesday, comes on the heels of a massive brawl involving teens that occurred at the amusement park on Saturday. Park officials blame the disturbance, which forced them to close the park early, on "unruly behavior and altercations involving a number of teenagers."

The fight put at least two people in the hospital, police say.

In accordance with the new policy, visitors who are 17 years old or younger won't be allowed in the park unless they're accompanied by a chaperone who's at least 21 years old. And chaperones are required to stay with underage visitors at all times, per the policy.

"For decades, Knott's Berry Farm has been a place where families and friends come together to enjoy our one-of-a-kind park," reads a statement released by Knott's officials. "Millions of guests have counted on us for their daily dose of wholesome family fun, and we're committed to keeping that promise going forward."

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