SAN ANTONIO -- Bexar County commissioners are considering a daytime curfew for juveniles.(from KSAT-12)
A proposed curfew would affect minors under the age of 17 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The idea comes on the heels of the existing nighttime curfew, which was enacted in 1995 to deal with gang-related crimes. The curfew requires teens under 17 to be off the streets between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. on Monday through Friday.
But rapid growth in the county has prompted officials to consider making changes in an effort to crack down on juvenile delinquents.
I hope this curfew applies to school days only. The nighttime curfew may have been successful, but I would think some well-considered exceptions need to be written into this new code to ensure everyone under 17 in the county is not locked inside their homes during the day throughout the summer months. That's sure to cause more problems than it solves.