Mayor Announces Curfew For This Summer

Atlanta (WAOK) – Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, Police Chief George Turner and MARTA officials put parents on notice today that this summer could be expensive to them if they don’t keep track of their children.

City officials announced a plan to  require teens under the age of 16 to be in the house by 11 pm on weeknights and midnight on weekends.

The city curfew has been in place for several years but will be enforced this summer.

Parents will receive a warning for the first offense if a child is caught outside after curfew. After that, parents can be fined as much as $1,000 and may spend up to 60 days in jail.

Some teens, as expected, are not happy with the ordinance

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