Cobb County

Six Flags Over Georgia sees multiple fights in reopening of park

COBB COUNTY, Ga. — As Six Flags Over Georgia reopened on Saturday, Channel 2 Action News learned a series of fights erupted at the amusement park.

Days later it’s still unclear if any of the teenagers were arrested and charged or if any of them will be allowed to go back to the amusement park.

Justin Clayton and his family attended the park on Saturday and said he witnessed multiple groups of teenagers fighting in front of them.

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“There was a group of probably 60 teenagers just start fighting in front us.” Clayton said. “Security seemed calm for about five to six minutes; 45 minutes later, three more fights happened in front of us and it was the same group of teenagers.”


The park released the following statement to Channel 2 Action News:

Unfortunately, several groups of young people decided to engage in inappropriate behavior in more than one area of the park this evening. Their actions disrupted the park experience for our guests and violated our park policies; as a result, those involved were removed from the property. We have absolutely no tolerance for inappropriate behavior. Safety for our guests, and our team members, is our foremost priority. Unruly behavior will not be tolerated.

It’s unclear if there are plans to increase security or if the teenagers that were allegedly involved in the fight will be allowed to go back to the amusement park, when asked about that on Monday, the park released this statement to Channel 2 Action News:

“We continually evaluate our security and safety protocols on a daily basis. Our leadership team, Public Safety team and local law enforcement are always ready to respond immediately to any situation as needed. We will continue to work together to enforce our policies and code of conduct, maintaining zero tolerance for inappropriate behavior. Additionally, we will continue to work with law enforcement and any further inquiries should be directed to them,” said Dedra Brown-Harvey who is the Communications Manager for Six Flags Over Georgia.

Channel 2 Action News Cobb County Bureau Chief Michele Newell asked the Cobb County Police Department if any of the teenagers were arrested and charged, the public information officer did not have that information when it was requested, on Monday.

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