A shooting
was reported at a Chuck E. Cheese in Brandon, Florida
on Saturday. While not
much is known about the incident yet, reports have emerged on the internet that
multiple people may have been injured in the shooting. Chuck E. Cheese is a
children’s restaurant chain that houses arcade games and amusement endeavours
while also serving pizza. The internet is outraged that a shooting has taken place
inside a children’s restaurant and many are asking questions of Chuck E. Cheese’s
firearm policy.

Chuck E Cheese have a firearms policy?

Media reports
indicated that Chuck E Cheese does have a firearm policy. Information about the
Chuck E Cheese firearm policy first flowed into the internet after a police
officer dressed in a police polo shirt was reportedly stopped from entering the
restaurant because he was carrying a gun. At the time, Chuck E Cheese said that
it has a firearm policy for civilians and ununiformed officers, but uniformed
officers are welcome at the restaurant.

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What is
Chuck E. Cheese’s firearm policy?

existing reports, it was gathered that Chuck E. Cheese does indeed have a
firearm policy and that it curbs civilians from carrying firearms to its restaurants.
OPOYI has reached out to Chuck E. Cheese for official documentation on the
company’s firearm policy. This report will be updated on response.

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happened at Chuck E Cheese in Brandon, Florida?

A shooting
was reported at a Chuck E Cheese in Brandon, Florida on the internet. The
details of the incident are yet to become clear. According to Hillsborough
County Sheriff’s Office, law enforcement officials are at the Chuck E Cheese
located at 1540 Brandon Boulevard, “where at least one shot was fired outside
of the facility.”

“There is
NO active shooter. No shooting victims were located. This is an active
investigation with more details forthcoming,” the Sheriff’s office tweeted.  

“We are aware of the incident that occurred on Saturday, September 24, at our Brandon, FL location, where a vehicle crashed into our storefront.  We want to assure our guests that we take great measures to protect the experience children and families have in our venues,” Chuck E. Cheese told OPOYI in a statement over email. 

“The safety of our guests and employees is our number one priority.  The General Manager onsite and our team members acted quickly to alert local authorities and secure medical attention for those involved.  We are thankful for the dedicated service of community law enforcement and the swift actions of our alert team members and security. We are cooperating with the police during their ongoing investigation and cannot offer additional details at this time,” it read further.