Rocky Mount Curfew Begins

Another city in the East starts a curfew for teenagers Monday.

Rocky Mount begins its Youth Protection Ordinance. It targets kids under the age of 16.

On Sundays through Thursdays, those teens can't be in a public place without an adult between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m.. On Fridays and Saturdays, the rules are a little more relaxed;.teens under 16 can't be in public places from 12:01 a.m. through 6 a.m.

Rocky Mount officials say the goals of their curfew are to protect teens, reduce juvenile violence and crime, and enhance parental authority.

You can read more about the curfew here.

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