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It’s about that time of year again, when everyone must decide whether to buy a costume and go trick-or-treating or stay at home and watch scary movies.
Many people were brought up to think that they should stop trick or treating at age 12, but not all follow that rule.
Around Red Lion, age doesn’t really matter as long as you’re acting appropriate and mature. “Some municipalities are strict and require you to stop after you’ve gotten out of elementary school,” Officer Greenly said.
A lot of people worry that teens will ruin the holiday because of a select few who can’t control themselves. In some places, cities have gone so far as to ban children over the age of 12 from trick-or treating.
“I still go, and I’m going to be Anne Frank this year because I look like her,” said junior Alexis Ahern.
At Red Lion, fifteen out of twenty-five students said they don’t go trick or treating anymore and that they either stopped when they were younger or just recently stopped in the past year. Ten out of twenty-five students said they still go out in their costumes, but not necessarily for their fun.
“I only go because I go with my sister,” said junior Jack Taylor. Some students don’t want to give up part of their childhood.
Everyone has grown to love it and it’s hard to let go of something where you get to dress up in your favorite superhero or princess costume.