Mega Mall sticks to policy
Mall of America has had a policy of not allowing anyone under 16 years old to be at the mall unaccompanied after 4 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays since 1996, Star Tribune reported.
Teenagers either have to have a state-issued ID or be accompanied by their parents at the hours. Mall of America officials decided on the policy to prevent teenagers from hanging out over the weekend in the thousands.
Last week a mom dropped her 10-year-old son off at the mall so that she could go gamble. That's when security found the boy. Mall of America officials stress that the mall is not a babysitter, while the teenagers say they feel like they are being babysat because of the stringent policy.
The article looked at an issue that not many really think about. It was mostly informational, but interesting nontheless.