Dallas Police will be out in numbers this weekend and for the rest of the summer looking for kids violating curfew. Students under the age of 17 are not supposed to be out Sunday through Thursday nights between 11 pm and 6 am or Friday & Saturday nights, midnight to 6 am. Violators will be ticketed and taken to the police station to be picked up by their parents.

Curfew rules are designed both to keep citizens safe from teen crime & mischief and to protect youth from late-night dangers. (As my mom always said, nothing good happens after midnight anyway.) Exceptions are made for juveniles working after hours.

The curfew crackdown is catching some parents off-guard as they soften summer rules. “I appreciate the reminders by the police and on the news,” said mom Krista Curnutt, who admits she let her son Austin go to a recent midnight movie. “With it being summer, our kiddos are spending more time out-and-about, walking and driving to friends homes or to Sonic for a Coke. It’s good to have a reminder of what the teen curfew rules so we can share that with our kids.”

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