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If you are under 18 and thinking going to Concord Mills Mall, there’s a new policy that you need to know about.  The popular mall just implemented a new Youth Supervision Policy stating that all visitors under the age of 18 must be accompanied at all times by a parent or adult, 21 years old or older, after 3 pm on Fridays and Saturdays.  the new policy goes into effect on Friday, July 30th.

·  Unsupervised guests under age 18 must leave the property by 3 p.m. on Fridays or Saturdays or immediately be joined by a parent or adult age 21 or older.

·  Acceptable proof of age may be required for the youth or adult. Individuals who lack acceptable identification, or do not abide by the shopping center’s Youth Supervision Policy will be asked to leave the property.

·  Acceptable identification includes a state-issued driver’s license or ID card, a military ID, a school ID card, or a passport. The identification must include a photograph and date of birth. Those without acceptable identification will be denied entry or asked to leave the property.

·  One adult may accompany up to four youths. All accompanied youth must remain with the adult at all times.

·  Adults are responsible for the actions of all of the youth they accompany.

The new policy comes after multiple incidents of violence at the mall.  Just last month, someone was shot outside of the movie theater and in 2019, 13 year old Aveanna Propst was hit and killed by a stray bullet also outside the mall.

According to a statement introducing the policy, “Concord Mills is committed to providing a pleasant and family friendly shopping environment for all guests and the program is in response to feedback from the community and community leaders.”