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Amarillo police reminding parents of the importance of the student curfew

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As students get ready for their summer break, officials want to remind both parents and children of the city curfew regarding juveniles.

"The curfew is for their protection," said Sgt. Carla Burr from the Amarillo Police Department. "We want kids to have a good time. We want them to enjoy the summer, get the break away from school and all the requirements that they have in school, but there's not anything good happening in the middle of the night running around town."

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The curfew, for minors 16-years-old and younger, states that students are not allowed to be without a parent or guardian from Midnight until  6:00 a.m.

"There are some exceptions for kids that are out with their parents during those hours, that's an exception," said Burr.

If a juvenile is caught violating the curfew, he or she can be ticketed. 

"Having a curfew between 12:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. is a good thing for teenagers," said Jan Johnson, a grandmother. "It's late at night, early in the morning and there's nothing constructive open for them to do. It's just time to get in trouble."

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