Extra security oversee fair after last Friday's fights

11:50 PM, Feb 14, 2014   |    comments
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Tampa, Florida-- Friday night flash lights up the midway at the Florida State fair, where there's plenty of food, families, and fun, but also watchful eyes. 

Security this night especially beefed up after last Friday night's midway mayhem, when dozens of teenagers ran amok, tearing through and trampling crowds.  

STORY: Fair-goer says he was caught in the chaos

Ninety-nine teenagers were ejected and 12 were arrested.

Chris Bishop brought his son Nathan, but had the violence of the past is on his mind.

STORY: Officials say fair is still a "safe place"

"I thought about it. I talked with my wife about it before we came here. I was concerned," said Bishop.

L.A. came with her children last week. She came back without them this week on a mission.

"I wanted to come in here and see how it was because that would determine if I was going to bring them back in the future. So far, no problems, no issues," said L.A.

This weekend, extra boots are on the ground, extra security cameras are armed, and a network of monitors are playing in real time so cops don't miss anything. The sheriff determined to keep the fair safe.

SEE ALSO: Teen killed crossing I-4 after leaving fair 

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