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Neat-Pangolin1782 t1_je80ucz wrote

Although those are examples of places that need to have higher scrutiny of their security procedures, they are not necessarily relative comparisons. Schools just simply need to exist. Kennywood does not. There is no relevant governing body that will hold Kennywood to account other than the DA. With city schools, there are probably 2-3 that provide some degree of oversight. The point is that you can't expect a profit driven entity to make good decisions in the public interest. That's the difference.


Ceramicrabbit t1_je8am8s wrote

What about a zoo? Or a concert venue? Neither of those have as much security as Kennywood


Neat-Pangolin1782 t1_je8grcg wrote

Those entities 100% deserve the same level of scrutiny.

The issue is price of admission. Sounds crazy right? Kennywood costs like $50 for a ride all day right. I don't have specific dates to cite but there was a point that the general admission price was limited to purchase until a certain time of day. After that you have to pay full price to come in after say 5 pm. This was around the time where the metal detectors and bag searches were employed if I recall correctly. Fast forward 12-15 years and introduce the $99.99 season pass. People just coming in to hang out and cause trouble is once again an issue.

I'm not a historian by any means but there is a good amount of adlib truth here. This type of price structure doesn't apply to a concert venue. The zoo isn't a place where 15-25 y/o's are going to just hang out. Plus the zoo closes pretty early.


69FunnyNumberGuy420 t1_jea03q0 wrote

> There is no relevant governing body that will hold Kennywood to account other than the DA.

The DA has no power to hold Kennywood to account and this is political grandstanding to appeal to suburbanites, hope this helps.