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Buena Park police enforcing strict curfew as new chaperone policy implemented at Knott’s Berry Farm

BUENA PARK, Calif. (KABC) — Knott’s Berry Farm and police are cracking down on unruly teenagers ruining the experience for other park visitors.

The park was closed early last Saturday night after fights broke out between a group of teenagers.

As of Friday, all guests 17 and under must be accompanied by a chaperone 21 or over.

The new policy will remain in effect on Fridays and Saturdays.

“I saw, at about 7:30, police cars out front with people already in handcuffs,” said Andrew Olague, who was there the night of the fights.

The Buena Park Police Department said anyone found violating the policy could be fired.

Last Saturday, the park was closed three hours early after a video showed teenagers fighting and park-goers running for safety.

“I think it’s a good idea just because I’m a parent,” Annette Bustamante said. “I have young children and if there are teenagers running around and they don’t know how to behave, I don’t want my kids to get hurt. I don’t want to get hurt.”

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Families who heard about the violence at the park are a little worried about what could happen.

“To be honest with you, my niece showed me and she was afraid to go,” Bustamante said. “I was like, ‘OK, it’s just that teenagers are stupid.’ I understand that, but I don’t want my family to be hurt.”

Knott said that according to policy, a chaperone can accompany up to three teenagers and they must stay with them at all times during the visit and be available by phone throughout their stay.

The BPPD also enforces a 10 p.m. curfew, meaning anyone under 18 cannot be out between 10 p.m. and sunrise.

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