Hueytown Imposes Curfew for Homecoming Week

HUEYTOWN, Ala. (AP) -- Police in Hueytown have imposed a curfew for one week only leading up to Hueytown High School's homecoming football game.
WBRC-TV reports that city leaders are trying to crack down on dangerous or destructive pranks.
Students traditionally play jokes on each other and people in the community in the week leading up to the homecoming game. Most pranks are harmless but police Chief Chuck Hagler says a few years back homes were spray painted, mailboxes destroyed and a car set on fire. That's when the city decided to take action.
Mayor Delor Baumann says this is the eighth year the city has had the curfew. Since the policy began, they've gotten fewer complaints.
During homecoming week, anyone under 18 has to be inside between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m.


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