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Fort Stockton City Council Passes Teen Curfew, Goes Into Effect Immediately

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NewsWest 9

FORT STOCKTON - Kids in Fort Stockton will now have to be home at a certain time or they could be fined.

The City Council passed a curfew for kids at their meeting on Monday night and it goes into effect immediately.

The city has never had a curfew before but police are all for it.

They want to be prevent juvenile crime and teens from getting hurt while out late.

The first offense will be a warning and the second is a fine up to $500.

After the third offense, the child could end up in juvenile court and teens aren't the only ones who might have to pay up.

"If the parent knows the child is past its hours, they are held accountable as well," Fort Stockton Police Chief, Art Fuentes, said.

Kids between the ages of 10 and 16 cannot be out from 11 p.m. until six in the morning on weekdays and until midnight on weekends.

There are some exceptions including school related events, quinceaƱeras or work obligations.

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