Macon curfew ends as kids go back to school
With kids in Bibb County starting school on Monday, Macon Police won't have to work as hard keeping them out of trouble at night.
The city's curfew ordinance during the summer was designed to keep kids under 17 from loitering in public parks and neighborhoods between midnight and 5 a.m. In two months, MPD issued 23 citations to parents and guardians whose children were caught out at night.
Police said the rules were meant to decrease the amount of crime that can happen when the nearly 15,000 Bibb County students are out of school for the summer. Even though the curfew is over, some people in Macon said they still want it.
"It's best to extend the curfew instead of stopping and starting it,” resident David Henry said. “If you extend it and keep going with it, it'll keep crime rate down and make things better.”
According to NewsCentrals media partner, The Telegraph, police are thinking about implementing the curfew again during the Christmas holidays, spring break and next summer.