Gulfport PD warning students ahead of Homecoming Week

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The Gulfport Police Department is warning teens that if they are out past curfew, they could be arrested.

Each year, Gulfport High School students participate in a tradition that they call ‘Junior-Senior Wars.’ This week long event is not hosted by the school, but the police department says this is something students have done for many years.

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During the week, students have been known to participate in dangerous activities like shooting each other with frozen paint balls and racing their cars on public roadways.

Now, the Gulfport Police Department wants everyone to know that if students are out past curfew, committing vandalism, racing, speeding, or playing paintball they can and will be arrested. Sgt. James Griffin said, “Most of these activities when they occur, they occur in the early morning hours. Because of course, they don’t want to be seen doing it. So, when you are out during those hours, you’re violating the city ordinance that involves the curfew.”

Curfew for minors is from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. Sunday through Thursday and on Friday and Saturday from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m.