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After an altercation and multiple stampedes at Carowinds over the weekend, the amusement park announced a new chaperone policy for minors. Here is the statement from the park operator:

“The safety of our guests and associates has always been Carowinds’ top priority. To be clear, unruly behavior and altercations such as those that took place on Saturday, September 17, have no place at our park. We have zero tolerance for this kind of behavior.

Over the years, Carowinds’ has taken several steps to ensure the safety of our guests and associates. These actions include increasing security, enhancing video surveillance, and providing guests with the ability to report unruly or inappropriate behavior to park security via text.

We are implementing additional security protocols, including a new chaperone policy that will be introduced tomorrow, to help ensure that Carowinds’ remains what it has been for nearly 50 years – a place where generations of families and friends can gather for a day of safe fun.”

Police say a fight led to reports of a shooting inside the park. With the new chaperone policy, there could be a business opportunity for a youth escort service.

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