Social media 'meet and greets' planned to continue

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POSTED: Tuesday, January 8, 2013 - 7:30pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, January 8, 2013 - 7:57pm

Social media is the reason for the "meet and greet" gone bad at the Mall of Louisiana on Saturday. But now, teens are still planning a string of meet-ups all month, despite the problems that stemmed in the first gathering.

"They are obviously looking for something to do in the Baton Rouge area. I would suggest maybe a public park or something that's public and out in the open that doesn't impact private businesses," says Mile LaCroix.

LaCroix is the General Manager for All Star Lanes, which is the location site for the next meet-up.  It was allegedly planned the same way as the first; thorough the social network, “Instagram.”

“The Baton Rouge Police Department worked with us we have extra security officers there all the time and they do a great job," says LaCroix.

And even with extra security LaCroix says they know how to handle large amounts of people at one time, unlike the mall.

"I don't have a lot of entrances. I can control what comes in and comes out of this facility we will be on top of our game Saturday."

And even though LaCroix says they are going to be more than prepared Saturday, the get-together might not even happen due to tweets saying the meet ups need to stop.

"Were very confident that our steps along with the additional measure recommended by the Baton Rouge Police Department are going to create a great weekend," noted LaCroix.

There are a string of meet ups planned through “Instagram.”

Every Saturday for the next month another spot has been picked in the Baton Rouge area.

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