School is Out for the Summer, Watch for Kids

 Victoria Fregoso reports, vfregoso@k2tv.com

 It's the moment students have been waiting for. After months of homework, studying and projects, it's time for summer vacation.

"Their last day will be Friday, May 27th," said Detective Jim Carey, with the Lander Police Department. "So there's going to be a lot of kids on the streets, they're going to be getting out, excited and really looking forward to the summer."

As kids are out enjoying their summer, it's important for drivers to pay extra attention to the road.

"Just keep that extra eye out, slow down and pay attention around cars and things like that. If you see something that catches your eye, pay attention to that."

Summer activities are held all over the place. But public parks are a hot spot for camps and programs.

"Any where there's some activity going on, maybe some basketball courts, the swimming pool, places that the kids are going to be gathering in the summer, just be extra careful."

As always, police officers patrolling the streets will enforce curfew. In Lander, ages 16 and younger have to be accompanied by an adult or guardian from 10 at night to 5 in the morning. But there are some exceptions to that rule.

"There are some other restrictions to that, that allow the kids if they're working. If they're 15 and have a drivers license, they can go to and from work. If there's a church event that's getting out or sport event that's getting out late."

Parents should also know where their child is going and know how long they'll be out.

"This is a start. If children become complacent with understanding what's expected of them in society, that can be a struggle for them down the road."

The Lander Police is trying to curb minors staying out past their curfew. For those that are caught, they can receive a citation or a warning.