Lubbock City Council Set to Review Juvenile Curfew Ordinance - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

9/12/07

Lubbock City Council Set to Review Juvenile Curfew Ordinance

Do you know where your children are?  Even if you don't give your children a curfew, the City of Lubbock does.

The Lubbock City Council is set to review the juvenile curfew ordinance Thursday. The curfew requires that teens ages 16 and under be home between 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. Sunday through Thursday and Midnight - 6 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.

A curfew is also in effect during school hours, saying the kids must be in school. There are a few exceptions for holidays and home school students.

Lubbock Police Chief Claude Jones is expected to recommend the ordinance stay the same as officers say a curfew helps curb vandalism and other crime. Kids aren't the only ones who get in trouble if they're caught in violation.

Lubbock Police Sergeant Scott Farmer says, "Not only is the juvenile considered at fault, but the parents are also held accountable for those actions too."

The curfew ordinance has been in effect since 1995.

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