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Police worried about violence at teen nightclub
HAMILTON, Ohio (Larry Davis) -- Police seemed worried a new hang out for teens could be too dangerous.
It was open less than a month before there were questions about it tying up police resources. Hamilton police said they had concerns about a new teen club after they were called to calm disturbances over a weekend.
The owner of the club said, 'Wait a minute,' because there were no fights and a zero tolerance for trouble at the venue. Club Headlines opened in June in the Hamilton Plaza Shopping Center. It was made to appeal to teen's 15-years-old to 19-years-old. A sign on the door issued a warning, 'No weapons.'
But Hamilton police said they were called to the club to a report of a disturbance that carried out to the parking lot.
Sgt. Ed Buns of the Hamilton police said, "They started harassing people in the parking lot and the supervisor indicated that the officers spent well over an hour dispersing crowds; making sure everyone was safe."
Police also said there were fights and claims that someone had a gun. Club owner, Adriana Harris, disputed all that and said there were no fights. Harris said she had security at the club and was working to add more. She told Local 12 she felt police were unfairly targeting the club and its clientele.
A 911 caller was asked if anyone had weapons, The caller said she wasn't sure but said they were acting like they had weapons.
The club owner said she had the support of parents and plans on adding a shuttle service to transport teens from the club. Club Headlines was in the same location as a previous teen club at the Hamilton Plaza Shopping Center. Police said that club, called "Posh," had a history of trouble but was under different ownership.
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