Clarksville says Halloween rules are up to parents

(Courtesy: Media General)
(Courtesy: Media General)

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – The city of Clarksville is spreading the word that on Halloween it will be up to parents to determine important Halloween rules.

“The city just did not want to get into the business of regulating Halloween,” said Richard Stevens, the city’s communications director.

The curfew for minors ages 15 to 18 is 1 a.m. to 6 a.m.

Parents News 2 spoke with seemed surprised that the city allows young teens to stay out that late.

“I don’t think they should be out there at that late time, it’s just uncalled for,” said mother Luciyana Wickizer.

“I think after 10 p.m. at night nothing good happens. So really I can’t imagine a 15-year-old out past 9 or 10,” said another mother.

The city of Clarksville told News 2 they don’t feel it’s their place to impose regulations on families during the holidays. Stevens said by no means are they encouraging teenagers to stay out trick-or-treating until one one a-m.

This year Halloween falls on a Monday. Here is the weekday curfew for a few other cities in Middle Tennessee:

Goodlettsville Р12 a.m.
Nashville – 11 p.m.
Franklin – 11 p.m.
Murfreesboro – 10 p.m.