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Montgomery County Students Voice Their Opinion on Proposed Curfew

Students voiced their displeasure with the proposed legislation at Wednesday's teen town hall meeting.

More than 100 students attended Wednesday night's to show unified support against the proposed Montgomery County teen curfew, according to a report by ABC 7-WJLA.

The students had an opportunity to address their concerns with the proposed legislation to county council members. Some expressed concerns ranging from legal to economic issues, the report said.

The proposed curfew would be in effect from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. on weeknights and from midnight to 5 a.m. on weekends and would applie to youth 17 and younger.

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Leggett has remained supportive of the bill, .

There has also yet to be a ruling on .

elizabeth scott October 14, 2011 at 02:26 AM
how is this curfew going to affect the responsibile teen they wouldn't be out there anyway doing these times unless they are working which should be a way to prove if your teens were being affected by those they the county is trying to keep off the streets people may have a different attitude.if teens are in school and trying to get an education they wouldn't want to be hanging in the streets at these times, those that don't have a plan for the future all night is the right time for them and to do what in the community? maybe some of these parents need a curfew!!!!
Woodside Park Bob October 14, 2011 at 03:15 PM
Apparently Elizabeth Scott didn't read the story in the Post about the high school honor student who was so busy with school activities and studying that the only time he could run was after curfew hours. My point is that generalizations like she makes are nonsense. Statistics show more illegal activity in curfew hours is committed by adults rather than kids affected by the curfew; so I guess we should have a curfew for adults too??? Sacrificing everyone's freedom, or even just the freedom of our teens, is not the way to solve the crime problem. There are plenty of laws to deal with troublemakers; the police should enforce them, and not put blanket restrictions on kids not causing problems. [And by the way I'm over 60, not a teenager directly affected by the proposed curfew.]
John October 15, 2011 at 11:56 AM
Elizabeth Scott -- I cannot make sense of your comment. Perhaps instead of going out at all hours of the night, you should spend some time studying and learning to write coherent sentences.

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