Curfew considered after 400 teens in North Carolina street fight

Published July 02, 2013

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Authorities in Greensboro, N.C., are considering to impose a teen curfew after a massive fight broke out Saturday night that required local police to call in other jurisdictions for support, MyFox8.com reported.

Greensboro police arrested 11 ranging from 16 to 20 years old and had to use papper spray and a stun gun to manage the crowd, the report said. Some officers suffered minor injuries.
Security cameras outside two nightclubs showed two groups of teens walking toward each other and several people running away into the streets.

Mike Carter, the owner of the club Syn and Sky, says it’s time to reenact the 11 p.m. curfew that was enforced in 2011.

Mayor Robbie Perkins told The News-Record that “this is a problem for the city of Greensboro. It’s a problem for youth. It’s a problem for parents.”

"The root problem is, 'Why are these large groups of young people congregating downtown?'" Perkins said. "This is a problem for the city of Greensboro. It’s a problem for youth. It’s a problem for parents."

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The Associated Press contributed to this report

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