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Bold move: Parents go before judge because of their children’s misbehavior

CLEVELAND-- Over 50 Cleveland Metropolitan School District parents, along with their children, stood before a judge Wednesday night.

The Cleveland Municipal Court held court at Jane Addams High School.

Parents were arraigned on charges of violating curfew, all because their child was stopped by police during school hours.

"The parent receives a citation when the child is out during daytime curfew," said Judge Emanuella Groves.

Groves said 76 parents were summoned.

"If the parent does not show up here, this is a criminal proceeding.  So a warrant will be issued for the parent's arrest," said Groves.

Judge Groves says parents can either pay a fine or plead not guilty and appear again in municipal court.

Or they can choose The ROCK Program, which stands for Redirecting our Curfew Kids.

In the program, the kids will do community work and communicate with their parents inside and outside the classroom.