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Mr. Jim Duplanty, director of security, said age does not matter when it comes to trick-or-treating.

Trick-or-treating,  is there an age where the Halloween tradition becomes unacceptable?

At KHS, opinions vary on this question.

Many students and teachers believe that an age limit should be put in place regarding trick-or-treating.

Mr. Brian Boudreau, dean of students, said trick-or-treating should cease after the age of 15.

“I say that if your 14 or 15 (you should be able to trick-or-treat),” Boudreau said. “If you can drive, there is no need.”

However, some adults believe there should be no age limit.

Mr. Jim Duplanty, director of security, said that age should not matter.

“If you want to treat or treat, you should, regardless of your age,” Duplanty said, “as long as you’re behaving yourself and having fun.”

Students also have contradicting ideas about when to quit trick-or-treating.

Freshman Kimberly Harvey said 17 should be the age limit.

“I think if you’re 16 or 17, (it) should be the end of your trick-or-treating years,” Harvey said.

I don’t think there should be an age limit if you enjoy it”

— April Whitworth, sophomore

April Whitworth, sophomore, thinks that an age limit is unnecessary.

“I don’t think there should be an age limit if you enjoy it,” Whitworth said.

Despite what many have said on the age limit, some students are still planning to go trick-or-treating this Halloween.

“I do plan on going trick-or-treating around my neighborhood with some friends,” Whitworth said

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Riley Paris, Reporter
  • Birthday: Dec. 18, 2003
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    sing like there’s nobody listening, and live like it’s heaven on earth.” – William W. Purkey
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  • Plans After High School: Attending a college.
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