Tue., July 10, 2012 7:32am (EDT)

Albany Mayor Vows To Control Unruly Teens
By Associated Press
Updated: 2 years ago

ALBANY, Ga.  —  
Mayor Dorothy Hubbard said city officials and police are now working on a plan to make sure youth are better supervised at future events after violence among unruly teens was blamed for stopping the city’s Fourth of July fireworks display. (Photo Courtesy of Frontal Q. Parks.)
Mayor Dorothy Hubbard said city officials and police are now working on a plan to make sure youth are better supervised at future events after violence among unruly teens was blamed for stopping the city’s Fourth of July fireworks display. (Photo Courtesy of Frontal Q. Parks.)
The mayor of Albany said officials are looking for ways to clamp down on unruly teenagers after violence marred a holiday event in the southwest Georgia city.

Police stopped the city's annual fireworks celebration July 4 after several fights broke out. Authorities are blaming most of the violence on unsupervised teenagers.

Mayor Dorothy Hubbard said city officials and police are now working on a plan to make sure youth are better supervised at future events.

Hubbard said the city will demand that parents stay with their teenagers and control them from now on.

No one was hurt in the violence, but police made a few arrests. About 85 officers were assigned to the event.