Nearly 200 Children Involved in Trampoline Park 'Brawl': 'This Escalated Very Quickly'

Nearly 200 children were involved in a trampoline park "brawl" over the weekend, according to Fox 13 News.

Sandra Bermudez told the outlet she was at a Sky Zone Trampoline Park in Tampa, Florida, with her 9-year-old son when the fight broke out.

"They were all having fun and then when this lady said, 'Oh my God,' and I turn around to look, they're fighting on the right side," said Bermudez.

She immediately grabbed her cellphone and started recording.

"This escalated very quickly," she said of the fight.

According to Bermudez's video—which was obtained by Fox 35 News and can be viewed here—a crowd of children can be seen jumping over railings and pushing one another. Security eventually intervenes and forces the children outside, but the fight continues out there.

Bermudez told Fox 13 that her son was not hurt, adding that she used the incident as a learning opportunity.

"I tried to use it as an opportunity to teach him if this ever happens in the future, the first thing you need to do is pull yourself away from the crowd," she said.

Following last month's Astroworld tragedy—in which 10 people died as a result of crowd surgeNPR spoke with research scientist Mehdi Moussaïd, who provided useful tips to follow should someone ever find themselves trapped within a dangerous crowd.

First and foremost, Moussaïd said that a person should leave the crowd the moment things start to feel wrong. But if someone is unable to leave, there are a few things that can be done to ensure survival.

"If you can maintain sufficient space for you to breathe, you're going to be OK. Put your arms out just in front of your chest and hold them there," he said. "In this position, you would have some space, just a little bit, to push for half a centimeter or just 1 centimeter—enough for you to keep breathing."

Moussaïd also said that it is important for those in crowds to remain on their feet and to avoid solid objects such as walls.

Additionally, people in large crowds should not push. Instead, they should "move with the crowd."

"If you feel a push, don't push back. Don't amplify this wave. Just go with the flow," he advised.

The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office told Fox 13 that one child was detained and then later released. No arrests have been made.

Bermudez added that she's not sure what started the fight.

Newsweek reached out to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office for comment but did not hear back in time for publication.

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Nearly 200 children were involved in a trampoline park “brawl” over the weekend, according to Fox 13 News. Smith Collection/Gado / Contributor/Getty