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City of Ridgeland looks at curfew for teens

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RIDGELAND, MS (AP)  New this morning!

A curfew to keep teens off the streets is being discussed among Ridgeland city officials.

There have been reports of young people egging homes at night and roaming during the day while they should be in school.

A working copy of the ordinance has individuals under 18 indoors between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. on weekdays and from midnight to 6 a.m. on weekends.

Minors would also be required to be off the streets from 7:30

a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday during the school year.

Ridgeland police chief, Jimmy Houston says if teens breaking curfew are accompanied by a parent or have an acceptable reason to be out, they may be exempt from the law.

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