Itta Bena daytime curfew in effect

ITTA BENA, Miss. (AP) - The city of Itta Bena will beginning

enforcing a daytime curfew this school year.

Police Chief Marvin Flowers says no kids are allowed on the

streets from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m when school is in session.

The first time a truant student is caught, police will hold them

until a parent picks them up and pays a fine.

If they're found skipping school again, they will be taken to

the juvenile detention center in Greenwood. The fines will increase

with each offense.

The daytime curfew enforcement is part of a larger effort by

Flowers, who has been on the job about four months, to improve

safety in the town.


Information from: The Greenwood Commonwealth,

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