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Fair Park Rave Gets Scrutiny After Death of Teen

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By BJ Austin

Dallas, TX – Dallas City Hall is examining policies and procedures after a weekend "rave" at Fair Park. One teenager died, 30 were hospitalized for heat, drug or alcohol-related issues.

Dallas City Council member Delia Jasso says the city needs to figure out what happened.

Jasso: We've got to make sure we are keeping people safe through our policies and procedures and obviously something went wrong.

Cause of death of 19 year old Andrew Graff of Argyle has not been determined. The Electric Daisy Carnival was for ages 18 and older. City officials say ID's were checked at the gate, and ticket holders were screened for drugs or alcohol. Two arrests were made: one for public intoxication and one for possession of the drug ecstacy. Organizers were also issued seven citations. Two of them were for overcrowding in front of the various stages. This was the second year for the event at Fair Park. Council member Jasso wants to review city policies and procedures for such events.

Jasso: I think when something like this happened this weekend, certainly when something traffic like this happens, we've got to look at everything. And that includes whether or not they come back.

Carnival organizers, in a statement, extend condolences and promise to work with authorities to understand how the tragedy occurred.