The Georgia National Guard has refuted the rumors of having child soldiers to assist local law enforcement in protecting lives and property.
The Georgia National Guard tweeted that 18 years is the legal age or 17 with parent's consent to become a service member of the national guard. It is false that they had child soldiers to assist local law enforcement to protect the property and lives of the people.
Pam Stauffer, a public affairs officer with the Georgia National Guard has told The Associated Press that the said four people captured in the video outside the Lenox Mall with riot shields and batons were of eligible age to join the service. The National Guard in Georgia also confirmed that the people in the video were not underage.