Police: Nearly 300 juveniles involved in fights at Valley View Cinemark

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VALLEY VIEW, Ohio-  About 200-300 boys and girls were involved in numerous fights at Valley View Cinemark Friday night, according to Valley View Police Chief Matthew March.

It started with a disturbance inside the theater. Witnesses said they were watching 'The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death' when it happened.

The theater stopped the movie and asked the juveniles to leave. They let the movies run that were already in progress; everything else was stopped for the rest of the night.

Chief March said some of the juveniles were climbing over the food service counters in the theater lobby; theater security and management threw them out and locked the doors.

Once the juveniles were outside, police said numerous fights broke out in the parking lot and near two restaurants-- Oak Barrel and Quaker Steak & Lube-- right near the theater.  According to Chief March, the "fights were very widespread (with) a lot of pushing, shoving, screaming and shouting."

Some kids tried to run inside the restaurants; others scattered when police showed up.

No one was hurt and no one was arrested.

In a news release from the Valley View Police Chief, three juveniles were detained while waiting for their parents to show up. They are described as two girls, ages 13 and 15 and a 15-year-old boy.

According to police, the Village Prosecutor will decide if charges will be filed against those juveniles or any others involved in the incident.

Chief March also added in the release that there was no information suggesting the event was planned ahead of time.

FOX 8 I-Team reporter Peggy Gallek first broke the news of the large fight at Cinemark.

Officers and K9s from several departments responded to the scene, along with sheriff's deputies and the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

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