Hartford homecoming week hijinks get out of control

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HARTFORD, Ala. (WDHN) — In Hartford Sunday night, eggs were thrown at a house that permanently destroyed the home’s exterior paint.

Also that night, teenagers shooting off fireworks caused a vehicle at the City Recreation Park to catch fire. Hartford Police Chief Annie Ward says these incidents along with the rolling of trees with toilet paper are associated with this Friday night’s homecoming ceremonies at Geneva County High School.

In order to be proactive and prevent any further private or government property damage, Chief Ward and her department are strictly enforcing a curfew from 10 p.m. at night until 6 a.m. in the morning for anyone 18-years-old and younger.

She also said any students who vandalize property will be subject to criminal charges.

“Sunday night, we actually had an incident at the Recreation Park where a vehicle was actually burned to the ground,” Chief Ward said. “After that incident, we just decided to shut down all non-school activities in town before somebody got hurt.”

The curfew for anyone 18 and younger extends through Friday morning at 6 a.m. Those 18 and younger who are going to work are excluded from the curfew.

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