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Fayetteville mall creates teen escort policy after complaints

Posted June 1, 2012

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— Cross Creek Mall will soon require that anyone 18 or younger be accompanied in the mall on Friday and Saturday nights by a parent or guardian who is at least 21.

"The Youth Escort Policy is intended to curtail the rising number of unsupervised youth hanging out at Cross Creek Mall and related disturbances occurring there on Friday and Saturday nights," mall officials said Friday. "Cross Creek Mall management is implementing the policy in response to feedback from local government, business leaders and members of the community."

The policy takes effect June 15 and will be enforced after 6 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Security guards will monitor the entrances to enforce the new policy.

Teens who work at the mall will be allowed to work after 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights but will have to wear identification.

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  • stridersho Jun 1, 2012

    Did the writer even read the policy that they linked twice in the story? The policy states any one UNDER 18 escorted by someone 18 or older.

    From the Policy Website:

    1. Cross Creek Mall visitors under 18 years of age are required to be accompanied by a parent or guardian 18 years or older at all times on Friday and Saturday evenings after 6 p.m

  • Viewer Jun 1, 2012

    Simple cure, long overdue.

  • kampercam Jun 1, 2012

    Forget staying away from that mall. Stay away from that whole county.

  • davisgw Jun 1, 2012

    Stay out of the mall. I have been here 20 years and have only visited the mall twice.

  • Just Plain Common Sense Jun 1, 2012

    Agree it is necessary. When are people going to grow up and actually be responsible? Now, no more late night Walmart runs if you get a fever or needice or whatever, and soon the mall will close at 6. Guess the community will really lose money then, and reduce our tax base. Parents will be happy about this...easy to just say no.

  • adw2 Jun 1, 2012

    I think it's a great idea. I remember a few years back, a fight broke out in the mall and on "Black Friday" there was a shooting there. It's about time they did something.

  • BEACH Jun 1, 2012

    If u are smart you need to stay away from that Mall in Fay anyway

  • piene2 Jun 1, 2012

    I can think of a lot of worse places for teens to hang out. Keep an eye on them but that should be as far as it goes.

  • Nanny113 Jun 1, 2012

    Triangle Town Center in Raleigh has the same type policy in effect for quite some time now. This was in response to a "riot" that broke out one Friday or Saturday night with over 100 youth involved. It has worked very well.

  • paulawindley Jun 1, 2012

    @"fatchaceimwrong" No one mention race here... Don't say it, I know, it is Fayetteville, right?

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